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Androidbook to be an Android notebook, to come in Q3 2013?

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Androidbook to be an Android notebook, to come in Q3 2013?
Androidbook, an Android-powered notebook might get unveiled in the third quarter of 2013, according to an interesting speculation from DigiTimes, a publication with deep roots in Taiwan’s tech supply chain.

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.

Still, the Linux-based Android definitely has a lot of the versatility of the of a traditional desktop platform. And with more than 700,000 apps, it definitely has an edge over Chrome OS. What do you think, would you consider buying an Androidbook?

source: DigiTimes

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posted on 02 Apr 2013, 04:33 5

1. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; 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!

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 04:45 11

2. Xolar (Posts: 57; Member since: 02 Apr 2013)

Yehey! more reasons to love Google!

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 04:58 1

3. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)

So what will this allow as compared to say a UBUNTU Notebook?

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 05:01 2

4. Lawliet (Posts: 160; Member since: 02 Jul 2012)

Seems legit

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 05:07

5. hipnotika (Posts: 353; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)

laggy :)

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 05:33

9. taikucing (unregistered)

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.

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 05:13 6

6. taikucing (unregistered)

very low power consumption. I like it

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 05:27 1

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.

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 05:53 2

10. rahulz (Posts: 117; 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.....

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 06:20 3

11. pookiewood (Posts: 631; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)

That name is Terrible.

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 06:24

12. amozhi (Posts: 130; 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

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 06:29

13. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)

Shut up and take my $MONEY$ !!

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 06:42

14. adi4u4882 (Posts: 137; 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.

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 07:29 3

15. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)

No thanks. Nothing beats Windows in productivity and gaming.

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 07:29

16. lyndon420 (Posts: 5002; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)

Yup. But...that will depend on who makes it though.

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 13:09

17. buccob (Posts: 2737; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)

If it does not have a touchscreen it will not be useful enough with android...

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 01:37

18. BattleBrat (Posts: 1476; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


posted on 03 Apr 2013, 03:18 1

19. jsdechavez (Posts: 758; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)

Won't beat a deskjob pc for productivity. Like never. More like an media consumption device.

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