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Google's Android OS is coming to the desktop this year

Mar 09, 2009, 22:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

[ Thanks to Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols for this link. ]

"Android, you ask? What would a Linux-based phone operating system be doing on the desktop? Running it, perhaps. You see, Matthaus Krzykowski and Daniel Hartmann, founders of start-up Mobile-facts, discovered late last year that Android has two product policies in its code. Product policies, they explained, are instructions in an operating system aimed at specific uses. Android's two policies are phones and MIDs (mobile Internet devices). You probably know MIDs by their more popular name: netbooks.

"The light begins to dawn, doesn't it? But just because a program says it can do a job doesn't mean it can actually deliver the goods. Recall, for example, just how well Vista ran on "Vista Capable" PCs"

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