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Acer on course for Android netbook in summer

updated 04:10 pm EDT, Thu July 30, 2009

Acer Android netbook a go

Despite a recent report to the contrary, Acer is still on track to deliver a promised Android powered netbook PC later this summer, according to a representative at the company. The announcement was made after reports of a delay emerged, and the Aspire One-series netbook will sport a 10-inch screen along with an Intel Atom CPU. Thus far, Acer's Aspire One runs on Windows XP, but a prototype device on display recently contained both operating systems. Acer executives said the production version will only have Android.

Acer was the first company to show an Android-based and Intel Atom-powered netbook, while other companies focused on pairing the open-source OS with Qualcomm, Texas Instruments and Freescale chips. Acer has also announced it will release Android cellphones sometime after the netbook makes its debut. Compared to Windows, Android should be less system intensive and take up much less storage space, both of which are at a premium in netbooks.

Despite the confirmation of the netbook's release, Acer has not revealed an exact ship date or pricing information for the device. [via PCWorld]



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