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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by PerfectHorizon, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. PerfectHorizon

    Thread Starter

    I have been considering purchasing an Android tablet but then realized that thanks to the Android for x86 development that purchasing a netbook and installing android on it (something like and EeePC) that I would get the best of all worlds. A netbook has a real keyboard and battery life that is insane (my first EeePC 1005 lasted about 12 hours on a single charge) but also is small and portable like a tablet. Does anyone have any experience using android on a Netbook (good or bad). Please let me know any thoughts you may have on this (I still may be considering a netbook with Kubuntu/Ubuntu better than a tablet anyways, but running Android on it would be amazing).
     

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  2. mastersquall

    mastersquall Newbie

    i have used android on netbook for 1hr which was selling at one of electronic market . it was awesome experience only thing i was missing was touch screen
     
  3. PerfectHorizon

    Thread Starter

    The lack of touch screen is a concern, however you do get a mouse and keyboard so to me that seems like it could be worth it. Does anyone else have any experience with it?
     
  4. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Extreme Android User

    I love Android, but I would not want to run it on a netbook. It's just not designed to be a netbook OS. It's like putting Windows 7 on a tablet. Windows 7 is a solid OS, but it's not designed to run with a strictly touch interface and a virtual keyboard. Put it on a desktop and it's fine. Put it on a tablet and it sucks. Android is the save only vice versa. It's a great phone OS. It's a good tablet OS (especially with Honeycomb). It's a crappy netbook OS IMO.
     
  5. qwer

    qwer Member

    I may be missing something, but I don't understand why you would like to use an OS made for phones on a netbook. There are OSs made specifically for devices with a keyboard and a mouse so why not use them? Android works great on a device with a touch screen, but I doubt it would be that great without one.
     
  6. mastersquall

    mastersquall Newbie

    well it was cheap netbook for 16000($350 approx.) . But you can buy netbook with android and add touch screen kit . volla!! you have touch screen netbook :D
     
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