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

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4 replies on “Google Android on the HP 2133 – Video”

      1. Interesting, one obscure comment buried near the end of that
        article: “… the open source version…” (hidden between pictures)

        But on the android.com domain (not a sub-domain, un-referenced
        by either Liliputing or Venturebeat) all download links lead to
        the non-open source license agreement.

        So what is a person to believe? The blogger who does not
        include the relevant reference or the click-through license?

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