HP may choose Android over Windows for some of its Netbooks

Hewlett-Packard, the largest computer maker in the world, could soon come with Netbooks based on Android.

According to The Wall Street Journal, a team of HP programmers is currently testing Google’s versatile platform “for a potential Netbook”.

Nothing is decided yet, but if the company indeed launches one or more Android-based Netbooks, this will indirectly affect Microsoft, which licenses Windows OS for most of HP’s computers.

HP won’t have to pay anything for using Android (since it’s an open source OS), so a Netbook based on it would be cheaper than a Windows one.

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All in all, it looks like Android is getting more and more recognition, even from companies that don’t manufacture cell phones. And that’s a good thing, right?

Author: Stasys Bielinis

While I like to play with the latest gadgets, I am even more interested in broad technology trends. With mobile now taking over the world - following the latest technology news, looking for insights, sharing and discussing them with passionate audience - it's hard to imagine a better place for me to be. You can find me on Twitter as @UVStaska'

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