HP to use Google Android on future netbooks?


According to The Wall Street Journal, Hewlett-Packard is studying the possibility of using the Google Android operating system in future netbooks. “We want to assess the capability Android may have for the computer and communications industries, and so we are studying it,” said Satjiv Chahil, a vice president for HP’s PC division.

Google confirmed that the Android operating system is not restricted to mobile phones and that it could scale upward to MID and netbook devices. In fact, it has already been ported to devices such as the Nokia N810 and the ASUS Eee PC 1000H.

While no manufacturer currently offers an Android-powered netbook, some expect that this will change this year. Could HP be the first?

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