Touchscreen proliferation could open desktop to Android

As touchscreens become standard in PCs, they will eliminate an obstacle to moving Android to the desktop. If Android can obtain a beachhead on the desktop, it’s very likely to pull its following—now numbering in the millions—with it.

Microsoft sees the obvious benefits of having an operating system that spans platforms—notebooks, desktops, tablets, and smartphones, in the case of Windows. It currently dominates two of those areas—notebooks and desktops—but Android has the upper hand in tablets and smartphones.