d250 android

Wondering just how that Acer Aspire D250 that dual boots Windows 7 and Google Android works? Wonder no more. Pierre at Blogeee managed to get his hands on one, and he’s posted an unboxing video.

The video will make a lot more sense if you happen to speak French. But even if you don’t. you get a good look at the laptop (which looks pretty much like any other Acer Aspire D250) and the boot sequence.

In a nutshell, the laptop boots first into Google Android, which takes just a few seconds to load. From Android, you can get online, load a web browser, and perform some other activities. You can also launch Windows 7 from within Android. There does not appear to be an easy way to boot directly into Windows 7. You have to go through Android first. So if after playing with Android for a while you decide you’re never going to use it, you’re going to either want to suspend or hibernate your computer instead of turning it off to avoid loading Android at boot… or get your hands on a Windows 7 installation disc and wipe Android.

On the other hand, if you decide that Android meets all of your needs and you never want to load Windows 7, you don’t have to. You still end up paying the license fee as part of the price of the laptop, but you don’t have to actually use the software.

You can check out Blogeee’s hands-on video after the break.

via Netbook Choice

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7 replies on “Dual boot Acer Aspire D250 with Google Android unboxed – Video”

  1. I loaded Android v1.6 for x86 onto my old Acer Travelmate laptop and it was *awesome*. Android is designed to run well on 400MHz ARM processors in 128MB of RAM. On a real laptop it screams along. Even better…you can run exactly the same apps on your phone and the laptop. I’m loving it.

  2. i have been in communication with acer about the android os. they claim no knowledge. and refer me to pay support. my way of seing this is somebody had fun with photoshop or somebody other than acer installed android.

  3. You don’t have to load every time in Android!
    There is an option through Windows 7, where you decide what OS will load next time you boot your machine.
    You can load every time directly in Windows 7 if you so like.

  4. Very good choice for Android browser!Chrome browser in Android is not complete for a reliable browsing on netbook!This netbook will be the star of this end of year!

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