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First look at Acer Aspire One D255 with Android

Oct 13, 2010, 17:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ladislav Bodnar)

"Over the past couple of years Android has become a well-established player in the smartphone market. This success has prompted many industry analysts to speculate that it couldn't possibly take too long before Google's Linux-based operating system expanded into other areas of mobile computing, notably to netbooks and tablet PCs - especially given the spectacular success of Apple's iPad. As a result, last week's announcement by Acer detailing the product launch of a series of netbooks in dual-boot (Windows/Android) configuration wasn't a major surprise. But it did create enough attention in tech media; after all, this was the first time a major hardware manufacturer started offering a personal computer pre-installed with Android.

"The hardware

"Things tend to happen fast in technologically advanced Taiwan where Acer maintains its corporate headquarters..."

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