COMPUTEX 2009: New Aspire One features Google?s open source operating system

Acer unveils Android netbook

Acer has showcased its new Aspire One netbook at Computex, and has said that the device will be launched in Q3.

This latest device from the vendor is one of the first mobile PCs to feature the Android operating system – an open source system, built on a Linux kernel, which was originally designed for the smartphone sector.

Acer says that Android offers greater wireless internet support, and as an open source OS, it should offer a reduced price point.

“Netbooks are designed to be compact in size and easy to connect to the Internet wherever you go,” said Acer’s president of IT Products Global Operation, Jim Wong.

“The Android operating system offers incredibly fast wireless connection to the Internet; for this reason, Acer has decided to develop Android netbooks for added convenience to our customers.”

Acer is planning to implement Android in future products, but the OS will be an optional alternative to Microsoft Windows.

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