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  • Microsoft to leave smartbooks to Google

    Microsoft doesn't plan to offer a version of Windows for so-called "smartbooks," leaving the space open to Linux, Google's Android and other operating systems.

  • MIPS ports Android, shows embedded gadgets

    MIPS Technologies showed off devices based on a version of Google's Android platform modified for MIPS chip architecture at the Computex exhibition in Taipei on Wednesday.

  • Acer may be first with Android netbook

    Acer plans to launch a version of its Aspire One netbook with Google's Android mobile operating system in the third quarter of this year, a top executive at the company said Tuesday.

  • Asustek puts Android netbook on ice for now

    A day after an Asustek Eee PC running Google's Android operating system was shown at Computex Taipei, top executives from the company said the project will be put on the backburner for now.

  • Qualcomm shows Eee PC running Android OS

    Qualcomm showed off a previously unannounced version of Asustek Computer's Eee PC based on its Snapdragon processor at the Computex exhibition on Monday, including one running Google's Android operating system.

  • Google keeps quiet on Android laptop plans

    While two laptops based on Google's Android operating system made an appearance ahead of the annual Computex exhibition in Taipei, a senior executive at the search engine company declined to discuss what steps the company is taking to adapt the smartphone OS for laptops.

  • Voda's Magic Google phone free on $69 cap

    Following the HTC Magic release last week and pricing announcement by 3, Vodafone will offer the Google Android phone free on a $69 per month cap over 24 months.

  • HTC releases Magic Android to local market

    A week after Vodafone and 3 announced their intentions to offer the Google Android-based HTC Magic smartphone, HTC has officially release the product, which ships in two configurations.