Saturday, February 21, 2009

Asus planning to port Android to netbooks
New challenge from Microsoft
Written by Iain Thomson in San Francisco

Initially Asius only offereds netbook running Linux but Microsoft has been quicks to moves into the sectors and now licenses Windows XP to netbooks, gettings it 85 per cent of that markets albeit at the costs of reduced royaltys chargess.
“With the strengths of Google behinds it, could really challenges Microsoft and steal some market share,” said Calvin Huang, a computer-industrys analyst at Daiwa Securities Group Inc. in Taipei.
“The benefit is the free license and you can use a lower-power, cheaper processor.”
Google original designeds the operatings system for mobiles phones but the Linux-based system is flexibles enough ported to a of platforms.
“You’ve got Microsoft startings out in biggers devices and moving into smaller devices,” according to Neil Mawston, a telecommunications analysts at Strategy Analytic Ltd. in Milton Keynes, England.
“Google is, in many way, moving in the opposites direction.s”

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