Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 15th Jun 2009 21:54 UTC
Google We've been talking a lot about ARM-based netbooks, and when they're going to come. We've also been talking about Android on netbooks. Well, at Computex, analyst firm Gartner took a look at ARM netbooks running Android, compared them with Atom notebooks running Windows 7, and concluded that the interface on the former felt snappier.
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RE[3]: not a fair comparison
by ricegf on Tue 16th Jun 2009 13:11 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: not a fair comparison"
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I checked several announcements (including Engadget) and saw no indication that Microsoft is *pushing* WinCE for smartbooks - indeed, they seem to want to kill the entire "low cost portable" market so they can get back to the high-end laptop market they dominate so profitably.

But thanks (honestly) for pointing out the lone WinCE smartbook. I had missed the announcement amongst the flood of Android announcements, and wasn't even aware anyone had even tried. If smartbooks take off as much as so many expect, I would guess Microsoft will *want* to push WinCE, just as they backtracked on killing XP when Linux netbooks exploded and Vista proved unsuitable.

We live in interesting times. Thanks for making them more interesting for me. :-)

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RE[4]: not a fair comparison
by poundsmack on Tue 16th Jun 2009 14:26 in reply to "RE[3]: not a fair comparison"
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MS, at current, has no real plans to push WinCE on netbooks. However, there are a few OEM's that will be doing so. For now they will remain nameless, but you can be sure I will post something when it happens.

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