I was perusing the Vancouver Sun on my commute home today, and an article in the business section caught my eye. Acer, the world’s third largest computer manufacturer, announced the release of inexpensive laptops that use Google’s Android operating system in place of Microsoft’s operating systems. That’s a whole lot of market share!
My brother initially recommended Acer’s Aspire One Netbook, and it definitely scores high points for both portability and usability. The marriage of Acer’s products with an operating system that is largely open source and specifically designed for portable devices would seem to be a brilliant business move. This will quite likely allow Acer to further reduce the price point on its products.
Have you tried Android? I would be curious to know how it rates in terms of its own usability and performance.