Bad news for fans of goggling Google’s OS on laptops: the Android Eee PC we peeped at Computex earlier this Summer is still on hold and looks set to stay that way, following words from Asus’s head honcho.
Acer’s Android Aspire One was never really our cup of open source tea, but the tasty Android Eee PC smart-book with a 1GHz Snapdragon processor most definitely was. Because it used a low power Qualcomm chip, it was fanless, making it ninja quiet even while dashing out HD video, and required next to no battery juice to run.
Said super thin Android Eee PC won’t be hitting shops anytime soon though: Asus big boss Jerry Shen let slip at an investors’ conference in Taipei that the time is still not right to roll out with the new smart-book genre. “Currently, I still don’t see a clear market for smart-books,” he said.
Lame. Looks like the Android Eee PC will stay locked in the Asus HQ dungeons until someone else tries to set the trend. Acer however, despite tips to the contrary, still says an Android Acer Aspire netbook is still on the way. Here’s hoping it’s enough to convince Shen.