Skytone may be the first company to offer netbooks preloaded with the Google Android operating system. But hackers have been porting Android to run on netbooks for months. We’ve already seen it running on an Asus Eee PC 1000H and an HP 2133 Mini-Note. And now we can add another netbook to that list, the Pantum iBuddie from Korea.
The iBuddie is a pretty standard looking netbook with a 10.2 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display, 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 CPU, 1GB of RAM and a 160GB hard drive. Normally it runs Windows XP. But Embedded Linux System designer GeunSik Lim uploaded a video to YouTube showing an iBuddie running Google Android.
That’s about all I know. It’s not entirely clear whether Lim hacked an iBuddie or if he’s part of some project to bring the operating system to future netbooks like the iBuddie. It looks like this particular netbook is actually set up to boot several operating systems. It’s a bit hard to read the GRUB menu in the blurry video, but I’d say it’s triple booting Fedora Linux, Ubuntu Linux, and Google Android.
You can find the video of the Google Android powered iBuddie after the break.
via Netbook News.de