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ASUS is considering Android-based Eee PCs PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 20 February 2009 23:50

Android Eee PC

ASUS is considering to install the Linux-based Google Android OS on future Eee PCs.

Android Eee PC

Google initially developed Android for cellphones (T-Mobile G1) but ASUS has allocated engineers to develop an Android-based Eee PC by as early as the year end, Samson Hu, head of the Taipei-based company’s Eee PC business, said in an interview with

"With the strength of Google behind it, Android could really challenge Microsoft and steal some market share," said Calvin Huang, a computer-industry analyst at Daiwa Securities Group Inc. in Taipei, as quoted on

It's quite easy to port Android to Netbooks like the Eee PC, as is shown a few weeks ago on an Eee PC 701.