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

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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17 Comments

1. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 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!

2. Xolar

Posts: 57; Member since: Apr 02, 2013

Yehey! more reasons to love Google!

3. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

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

4. Lawliet

Posts: 160; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

Seems legit

5. hipnotika

Posts: 353; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

laggy :)

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.

6. taikucing unregistered

very low power consumption. I like it

8. TheLibertine

Posts: 484; Member since: Jan 15, 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: 117; Member since: Feb 25, 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.....

11. pookiewood

Posts: 631; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

That name is Terrible.

12. amozhi

Posts: 131; Member since: Oct 23, 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

13. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Shut up and take my $MONEY$ !!

14. adi4u4882

Posts: 137; Member since: Jan 10, 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: Mar 07, 2013

No thanks. Nothing beats Windows in productivity and gaming.

17. buccob

Posts: 2978; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

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

18. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

HECK YEAH!

19. jsdechavez

Posts: 814; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

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

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