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
arm processor .
linux or android ?
Android _IS NOT_ Open Source, read section 3 of the SDK license!
The version on the T-Mobile G1 may not be, but there is an open source version of the project, which is the version that the VentureBeat folks used to install the OS on a 1000H:
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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