DigiTimes: Android-based notebooks (Androidbook) could arrive later this year

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Yes – we’re reporting on another DigiTimes article, so… buyer beware. Reportedly, Google will introduce an Android-based notebook, or “Androidbook” later this year. Rumored for either the third or fourth quarter of the year, this project could gain momentum now ...

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Compaq’s Android-based Airlife 100 Announced

HP has announced a partnership with Telefonica for their brand spankin’ new Airlife 100.  The smartbook (half smart phone, half netbook) is will offered with carrier subsidy in Europe and Latin America as part their mobile broadband service.  Naturally, this thing has Android under the ...

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Preorder Acer’s Android-Based Aspire One D250 Netbook on Amazon

The first Android-based netbook is now officially available for pre-sale at Amazon.com. To be completely up-front, the Aspire One D250 is actually a dual-boot device with Android and Windows XP Home. So what’s in the box?  For $349.99, you get a 10.1″ screen, 1.66GHz Intel N280 ...

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Acer: Android Netbook Q3, Phone in Q4

We’ve known for quite some time now that Acer had been taking a look at Android.  Just how close of a look though was not that clear – until yesterday.  Apparently, Acer liked Android enough to join the Open Handset Alliance and pledge their support.  This puts them in league ...

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Android-Based Asus Eee PC Spied at Computex [VIDEO]

Engadget and Tweaktown came across a prototype Asus Eee PC running Android with a Snapdragon processor.  The chip, made by Qualcomm supports 1Ghz speeds and 720p HD resolution for video.  It’s also ridiculous when it comes to power consumption as the model demonstrated here ...

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Peekaboo! Skytone Alpha 680 Spied

The SkyTone Alpha 680 has been spotted in the wild, rocking a fire engine paint job.  This model is the current front runner to win the Android netbook launch race. 533 MHz ARM11 CPU 7″ LCD screen(800 x 480)with swivel 128MB DDR2 RAM (up to 256 MB) 1GB SSD drive (up to 4 GB) Wi-Fi,... ...

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Google Conducting Netbook-Related Usability Studies Right Now

Google is currently conducting studies with netbook users to determine their needs and how to incorporate them into “future product enhancements.”  Exciting!  It sounds like they are taking a proactive approach to tweaking future releases of Android around netbooks without ...

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Bsquare Porting Flash to Dell Netbooks Running Android [UPDATE]

Bsquare has officially announced that they are porting Adobe’s Flash Lite 3.17 technology onto Dell Netbooks running Google’s Android platform. Integrating Adobe Flash technology with the functionality of Google’s Android platform on the full range of Netbook devices will ...

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Fujitsu Siemens’ Amilo Mini Netbook With Android [VIDEO]

Android netbooks have been getting a lot of press lately and videos are starting to leak out with various form factors and designs.  More than a handful of companies have been rumored to be working with Android including HP, Acer, Asus, SkyTone, and more.  Have you seen today's Deal of ...

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SkyTone Alpha 680 Demo’d (VIDEO)

Enjoy a pair of videos showing the SkyTone Alpha 680 running Android.  The first video shows the web browser, maps,  Skype,  and Palringo. Have you seen today's Deal of the Day? It's insane!

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Averatec Hinting at 10″ Android Netbook

Relatively unknown PC maker Averatec is most likely going to be jumping into the “me too” game of Android netbooks. Based out of Orange County, California, the company has been making all-in-one desktops and notebooks since 2004, often much cheaper than their competitors. Without ...

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Skytone A680 Netbook to Sell for $250

The race for the first Android netbook to hit the streets looks to be Skytone‘s to lose right now.  The Alpha 680 is expected to go into final stages of prep with a prototype due in June.  From there, a launch is expected 1-2 months later. Have you seen today's Deal of the Day? ...

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$100 Android Netbooks Coming?

Skytone, a company predominantly known for low-cost children’s laptops might be among the first to release and Android netbook.  Called the Alpha 680, it will offer a 7″ LCD screen, 800 x 480 WVGA with a touch pad.  It is promised to be available in white, black, yellow pink and ...

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I-Buddie Android Netbook Prototype (VIDEO)

A rather unknown German company called I-Buddie is apparently working on Android with netbooks.  The video below shows a prototype with the OS running on an Intel Atom-based netbook. Have you seen today's Deal of the Day? It's insane!

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You Tell Us: What is the Best Hardware Configuration for Android?

All the recent talk about where Android is headed has us wondering… are mobile phones the best hardware configurations for the platform? Have you seen today's Deal of the Day? It's insane!

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