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Android netbooks with Allwinner dual, quad-core processors

Most major PC makers may have left the netbook market for dead. But Chinese vendors have continued cranking out cheap mini-laptops with 10 inch or smaller displays. Some models run Windows, but many of the cheapest feature inexpensive ARM chips and run Android or Windows CE. But it looks like some slightly more powerful models […]

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Android netbook with RockChip RK2918 CPU shows up in China

Charbax from ARMdevices is visiting a trade show in China this week and one of the more unusual devices he spotted is a mini-laptop with an ARM-based processor and Google Android operating system. That’s not too unusual, since we’ve been seeing cheap Chinese netbooks with Android for the past few years, but there are a […]

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NEC introduces 7 inch Android netbook with NVIDIA Tegra 2 chip

NEC has unveiled a new netbook for the Japanese market which features an NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual core processor and runs Google Android 2.2. The NEC LifeTouch Note features a 7 inch, 800 x 480 pixel resistive touchscreen display, a 2MP camera, GPS, and accelerometer. There will be three versions: With 3G, WiFi and 8GB […]

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Next Surfer Pro: 10 inch Android netbook for the UK

UK retailer Next is no stranger to Android devices, having introduced an Android tablet last year. But the company’s latest Android product is a bit more bizarre: a 10 inch laptop with Google Android called the Next Surfer Pro. The Surfer Pro has a 10 inch display, 1GHZ processor, 256MB of RAm and 16GB of […]

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Shenzhen Firstview keeps the Android netbook flame alive

Last year at CES you couldn’t walk more than a few feet without running into a cheap Chinese netbook with an ARM-based processor running Google Android or Linux. This year, they’re few and far between as companies have largely replaced them with trendier tablets. But I wandered into the Shenzhen Firstview booth this week and […]

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Archos Gbook could be an upcoming Android or Chrome OS netbook

Archos is best known for producing portable media players and tablet computers, but the company has dipped its toes into the netbook market in the past, and the folks at Pocket Now have found evidence suggesting that Archos plans to have another go at the laptop space. Archos has filed for trademark protection for the […]

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NEC to launch dual screen Android tablet?

NEC is reportedly planning to showcase a dual screen Android tablet at CES in January. The company recently launched a line of 7 inch Android tablets in Japan, but so far those devices aren’t available in the US. It’s not clear whether a CES launch in Las Vegas means we can expect to see the […]

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Augen introduces 10 inch Android netbook, pushes fixes for GenTouch78 tablet

Up until a few days ago few people had heard the name Augen. But now that KMart is selling 7 inch tablets Android netbooks and tablets from the company for between $99 and $150, it seems like a day doesn’t go by without a bit of Augen related news. Here’s today’s dose: Augen introduces GenBook108 […]