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Android PCs and other Windows-alternative desktops are for real

Jan 29, 2014, 15:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

You know Android as the number one smartphone and tablet operating system. Four big-name companies think Android has what it takes to be a top desktop operating system as well. Those companies include Lenovo and HP , the world's number one and number two PC manufacturers. Two other companies you may have heard of, AMD and Intel, also see Android on the PC. And, lest we forget, there's this little business named Google backing up Android.

Think about that: Five of the world's top tech companies think people want Android on their desktops. Four of them used to be counted among Microsoft's staunchest allies. Do you really think they'd be pushing Android on PCs if they didn't think there was a market there? I don't.

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