Asustek has already allocated engineers to develop an Android-based netbook. Android is based on Linux and was launched by Google in 2007 as a full fledged Operating System for phones. Now let us look at a few pros of having an Android Based Netbook:
• Android was meant for mobile computing. Netbooks which have smaller screens, lower storage and less processing power than standard laptops, making them cheaper will be a perfect machine once they are run on Android. Android has good number of games available for it`s platform thus making gaming a reality on netbooks which were NOT according to previous myths. Android is a very lean and open platform which will enable developers to make software and distribute them very easily.
• Since Netbooks do not serve all the purposes of a full fledged computer, they have to be cheap. Thus if a netbook is run on Android, the OS costs are instantly cut which would not have been the case if Windows was used as the OS.
• An Android computer may also operate faster than a Windows machine. Because of higher hardware requirements, Windows- equipped computers can take twice as long to boot up as a Linux netbooks, according to Acer’s Web site.
• Google Docs has the ability to completely replace other Software based office suites. Some more code integration may actually enable us to use a Android + Google Docs based office suite.
• Android being an OS meant for mobile devices will have better power optimisation options than Linux and Windows. So it really makes a better sense to run Android on a netbook as Android netbook could be instant on and have great battery life.
If you are planning to purchase a Netbook, then you must read this Guide to Purchasing a Netbook.