The Acer Android Netbook has been in the news for quite some time already, but it's finally coming to fruition. Digitimes reports that August will be the launch date for the Dual Booting Android and Windows XP Acer Netbook. They also speculate that since Windows XP is going to be included, Acer won't price the netbook any cheaper than current models because of the cost of licensing Windows.

So the first big-time Android Netbook is probably not going to be what we hoped for, there'll be little changes to Android and it won't be insanely affordable. Sad. Though it's a safe move by Acer, it's definitely a disappointing one for fans of Android.

What do you guys think?

 
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AndroidUsr says:

Isn't the whole point of having Open Sourced OSes is to MOVE far, far, away from Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer?
I agree w the Author that it's a safe move, but why not SIMPLY re-format, ditch the Gates-Ballmer duo altogether, and move along w/ the rock-solid stability of Android and nary an issue...

Open Source rocks People!

Modnar says:

The point of open source is to be open, so that people can use the software as they see fit. This is Acer's right to do this. Do not be surprised if at first the Chrome OS is more as an instant-on OS for machines that are going to be mainly Windows machines as well.

The open source software stacks are still improving at a rate that MS can not match. It may not be that long until most people see the MS option as the secondary one.

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