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