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Acer Android Netbooks to Dual-Boot with Windows

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Photo via Yen-Shyang Hwang, Digitimes, June 2009

Photo via Yen-Shyang Hwang, Digitimes, June 2009

Some people, particularly the open source enthusiasts, are putting a negative spin on this story, but I kind of like the news from Digitimes that Acer’s plan to introduce netbooks running Google Android will include the ability to dual boot to Windows.

First, I generally lean positively toward dual boot systems. Sometimes you need something light and fast. Other times you need the big, heavy OS. Also, instead of looking at it like Windows intruding on Android, I look at it as giving Windows users exposure to a new operating system, which should receive a lot of use on-the-go. On the other hand, I don’t imagine Microsoft is doing cartwheels over Windows users getting an opportunity to know a mobile OS that isn’t Windows Mobile. All sorts of ways to view this.

Digitimes via jkOnTheRun

Alleged Apple fanboi, accused Android apologist, and confirmed Microsoft MVP for touch and tablet Mark Sumimoto a.k.a. Sumocat dabbles in all areas of mobile computing with a focus on Windows-based Tablet PCs and pen input. A mobile computing enthusiast since 2004, he pioneered the field of ink blogging via his personal blog, Sumocat's Scribbles. His current tools include a Fujitsu Lifebook T900, TEGA v2, and iPhone 4. Email: sumocat [at] notebooks.com

6 Comments

  1. Joe

    06/05/2009 at 8:57 pm

    … So, they’ll be running Android on an x86 platform then? Weird.

  2. Virtuous

    06/06/2009 at 7:54 pm

    Acer should use the HTC Shift as an example of what not to do.

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    12/12/2010 at 2:26 pm

    Waiting for more reviews:)

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    12/12/2010 at 2:26 pm

    Waiting for more reviews:)

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    12/13/2010 at 6:01 am

    That would be a super notebook!

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    12/13/2010 at 9:37 am

    Cool notebook)

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