Just a few days after the guys at VentureBeat managed to cram Google Android onto an Asus Eee PC 1000H netbook, NewsAndroids have posted a YouTube video of an HP 2133 Mini-Note running the open source operating system.
In the video you can see that the OS is running from a USB flash disk, which means you don’t have to wipe out your netbook’s operating system to give it a try. The software seems pretty responsive and the animations are pretty fluid. But it looks like some of the hardware (like the WiFi adapter) probably aren’t supported.
I’m still not convinced that there’s a need for Android on netbooks which are capable of running full blown operating systems like Windows XP or Ubuntu. But given that the HP 2133 has a rather slow VIA C7-M processor and doesn’t handle some Windows or Linux tasks very well it might be interesting to see how well it performs with an OS like Android that was designed for cellphones with lower resolution displays and even less processing power.
via UMPC Portal