Androidbook to be an Android notebook, to come in Q3 2013?
DigiTimes Research, the analytical division of the publication, has suggested that the Androidbook could become a reality in Q3 2013. It cites the arrival of Google’s Chrome head, Sundar Pichai, on top of the Android system. To remind you, Google has recently unveiled its Chromebook Pixel notebook that beat the MacBook Retina to become the laptop with highest resolution on the market.
Up until now, though, there were no clues of Google bridging the gap between Chrome OS and Android, and while an Androidbook won’t exactly merge the platforms, it might cannibalize ChromeBook sales. Don't forget that this is just a speculation from DigiTimes analysts, and this time it does not seem to have its roots in their famous supply chain sources, so take it with the usual grain of salt.
1. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1476; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)
Good depiction by google as what android is slightly lagging behind with from apple is integration but with a notebook I see android winning in even that category in the future....Go android!
3. rusticguy (Posts: 2699; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
So what will this allow as compared to say a UBUNTU Notebook?
9. taikucing (Posts: 581; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)
Intel atom is very laggy, power hungry & hot. It doesn't even have HD resolution.. Celeron & Pentium are slightly better, but more power hungry.. i3, i5 & i7 are very good, but very expensive & heavy.. The good thing is you don't need to restart it. Just put it in standby mode, it can last for more than a week or even a month. Waking up from standby mode is very fast too.
8. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)
"Androidbook is gonna be an Android notebook."
You don't say...?
Well, why not, Android is kinda ready for it. Won't feel that much different from a Transformer, for example.
10. rahulz (Posts: 115; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)
android smartphone,tablet,watch,glass and now androidbook???
What to say? so COOOOOOOOOOOOL.
besides chrome os is not good as windows or mac os. it have a long way to catch up...
So why not integrate all chrome os features to android?
A unified OS is always good.....
12. amozhi (Posts: 70; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)
If this is true...my next (new) PC would be android based...until then I'll be with 5 year old PC with windows 7 / Linux mint
14. adi4u4882 (Posts: 135; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)
Android OS would be quite suitable for programmers and other low power demanding processes but when it comes to movie making and gaming it would suffer in its current state but with drastic improvement it could change things.
15. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)
No thanks. Nothing beats Windows in productivity and gaming.
16. lyndon420 (Posts: 1359; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)
Yup. But...that will depend on who makes it though.
17. buccob (Posts: 725; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)
If it does not have a touchscreen it will not be useful enough with android...
19. jsdechavez (Posts: 651; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)
Won't beat a deskjob pc for productivity. Like never. More like an media consumption device.