Android is mainly associated with smartphones, but that doesn’t mean Google won’t try to bring the OS to other platforms.
The Mountain View giant has just set up an Android team somewhere in Taiwan, with the said purpose of providing technical support to local hardware manufacturers that want to develop products based on Android – including (apart from smartphones) netbooks and embedded systems.
The info comes from Google Taiwan’s president, Chien Lee-feng, so it’s semi-official.
Unfortunately, further details are currently missing.
However, we can speculate a bit and assume that even Nokia might be involved in Google’s plans, since the Finnish company is rumored to develop Linux netbooks with Taiwanese partners. And we all know Android is based on Linux.
So, could it be that we’ll have a Nokia Android netbook sometime in the near future?
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