Acer plans to launch its first Aspire One netbooks featuring the open source Google Android operating system in Q3 2009.
Why Android? “The Android operating system will provide Acer netbook users with faster connection to the Internet, further enhancing efficiency on-the-go,” the company says. Not to mention that Android is free too. Netbooks running proprietary OS like Windows are a little more expensive since it ain’t free.
The introduction of Android presents customers with another choice of operating system for a netbook, along with Windows (XP, 7) and various flavors of Linux. The computing behemoth also betting big money on Google’s OS citing that the majority of Acer netbooks will offer Android in the future and that it believes Android “will contribute significantly to the worldwide netbook market growth.”
Google Android started out on mobile phones, and is now moving onto other portable devices such as netbooks. Watch out, Microsoft.