Acer announces Android netbook

Acer has unveiled its first Aspire One netbook featuring the Android operating system to offer users outstanding wireless internet capability. The Android operating system will provide Acer netbook users with faster connection to the Internet, further enhancing efficiency on the go.

Jim Wong, president of IT products global operation at Acer, said: “Netbooks are designed to be compact in size and easy to connect to the internet wherever you go. The Android operating system offers incredibly fast wireless connection to the Internet; for this reason, Acer has decided to develop Android netbooks for added convenience to our customers.”

The introduction of Android into Acer netbooks presents customers with another choice of operating system. In addition to Microsoft’s operating system, the majority of Acer netbooks will also offer Android in the future. Users may then select their preferred choice of operating system. Acer believes the Android operating system will contribute significantly to the worldwide netbook market growth.

Android is a free, open source, and fully customisable mobile platform. Its full stack offering includes an operating system, middleware, and key mobile applications. Third party developers can customise and integrate Android applications, bringing true add-on value to benefit the end users.

Acer plans to launch its first Aspire One netbooks with Android in Q3 2009.