Linked by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on Sat 7th Mar 2009 18:08 UTC
Google It's not very surprising as we've all speculated a full-fledged Google OS for years, then Google's mobile OS hit the phone market, and now we've seen it (Android, of course) already installed and working dutifully on netbooks. It's not rock-solid, but Google's CEO has hinted that there'll be subsidized, Android-powered netbooks backed by Google or its partners arriving to the netbook scene soon.
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It'll be failure
by kajaman on Sat 7th Mar 2009 18:30 UTC
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I can't see myself using android on netbook. It has some interesting design features, like concept of activities, that work great on phones with small screens but won't provide enough flexibility on netbooks.

Having screen as small as 10" is enough to run Ubuntu with either Gnome or Kde on top of it and enjoy actually having windows on screens.

Android works different way, which is why it'll fails on netbooks market.

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RE: It'll be failure
by arpan on Sat 7th Mar 2009 19:12 in reply to "It'll be failure"
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OS X was developed for the desktop. But Apple refitted it to work on the iPhone using the same/similar frameworks.

Google has already built the framework. If they wanted, it would not be all that difficult to modify the GUI for a larger screen.

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RE: It won't be failure
by kragil on Sat 7th Mar 2009 19:51 in reply to "It'll be failure"
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Imagine tiny tiny touch based "netbooks" ..

Android is the best option for those devices and once Google will give somebody a few bucks to sell them they will be everywhere.

And they are probably easy to hack ;) Hurray!

Can't wait!

Edited 2009-03-07 20:00 UTC

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RE[2]: It won't be failure
by vivainio on Sat 7th Mar 2009 21:12 in reply to "RE: It won't be failure"
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Imagine tiny tiny touch based "netbooks" ..

Like this:


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RE: It'll be failure
by hubbert on Mon 9th Mar 2009 15:06 in reply to "It'll be failure"
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why in the world would you jump to the conclusion it will fail? have you even seen it?
IMHO, the success or failure will be based on how well the client itself PLUS the functionality of back-end cloud.
If we're betting between Microsoft and Google on the cloud stuff ... hmmm. I wonder who will win that one?


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