Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 17th Apr 2009 22:01 UTC
Google It's a bit of a mobile day on OSNews today, with news about Cinder and Symbian. Next up is Google's Android. While Android is designed for smartphones, there has been increasing chatter about netbook manufacturers using Android on netbooks. Google has always remained fairly mum on the possibility of Android on netbooks, but during yesterday's earnings call, Google CEO Eric Schmidt talked about this subject.
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RE: Thank you, but no thank you
by bosco_bearbank on Sat 18th Apr 2009 10:43 UTC in reply to "Thank you, but no thank you"
bosco_bearbank
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2005-10-12

Netbooks, in my opinion, are scaled down laptops. Thus they run scaled down desktops and bloat free applications on said desktops.

Not true - my netbook run OpenOffice.org

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DoctorPepper Member since:
2005-07-12

"Netbooks, in my opinion, are scaled down laptops. Thus they run scaled down desktops and bloat free applications on said desktops.

Not true - my netbook run OpenOffice.org
"

So does mine (Dell Mini-9), running Dell's version of Ubuntu 8.04, and I have no problems with any app on that device, including OOo.

As for Andriod, I just got my G1 yesterday, and am still learning the ins and outs of it, but from what I've seen and worked with so far, I like it. I'm not sure if I'd like a netbook with an Andriod-based OS on it, but for a smart phone, it is pretty darned good.

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