I think an Android PC makes a lot more sense than a Chrome PC. Google combined the phone and tablet versions of Android to create the "Ice Cream Sandwich" rev of Android.
Maybe they can do the same thing with Chrome and Android to create a PC Android.
We have Android tablets, why not Android portables?
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Android has so much constraints compared to Ubuntu. For everyday desktop PC, Android could be a good option. For high performance computing, any kind of servers or cloud based computing, Ubuntu, in general Linux, will be a better option.
Well, AMD wants to be in the pink and tries to port Android to own chips. May be before making decision about cooperation with Google. It seems to be reasonable. Actually I do not understand why this topic is discussed by the community. No news?
Android for evrything they can lay their hands on seems to be the mantra for freelance developers with free time these days. There are sevral reasons it has been adopted for smartphones without much of fight but the same cannot be said of PCs which has seen many tens if not hundreds of OSes come and fade away.
"Huang’s non-authorized version has not been submitted to Google for integration into the wider Android open source effort, which has raised concern that it could cause fragmentation."
Whoever said this is totally misleading. Chih-wei has tried very hard to summit any of our changes to the ASOP and many of them have been accepted by the ASOP.
With open source, it is likely for a 1 company (Intel) to make a large contribution to an effort and another company (AMD) to take advantage of their work. That's the nature of the beast. It sort of sounds like Intel is whining...
Android OS, very popular in China now. Many projects start to choose android as the first option OS.
I focus on embedded linux, as I know, the android is based on linux kernel, so i wonder why it is better than linux.
If you want to use android, you must be familiar with Java language. It is boring for me, only have interest on C,so i still use linux to develop new embedded projects. Of course, not phone and tablet.
Well, what would be Google’s official statement? I think as a comment mentions, the Chrome OS is the one for PC’s. Netbooks actually. But… haven’t hear much about it. I remember it was making a big buzz about a year a go but looks like Android is keeping Google engineers busy.
And… is fragmentation bad? Linux got all fragmented didn’t it? I think is a matter of time to hear about a fragmentation from Android, new distro’s and the like.
Anyway, looks like someone in the group actually says this fragmentation isn’t happening as Huang’s intentions as they have submitted changes to the ASOP group and some have been accepted. Interesting, we’ll soon have notebooks with Icecream on top.
Android replacing Ubuntu Linux could be very interesting turn for PC OSs.
The fragmentation of open-source development because of 5-10 options for language, libraries, fragments these projects quickly. Nobody wanting to merge them.
These alternate projects start with some itch and do bring new ideas. But sadly many of these projects die slow death and dissapear because of lack of developers/interest. Surviving projects are not able to merge the freshness these ones brought, because of differences in language/library/design choices etc.
Less is more !!!
The strength of Android/x86 would be common language platform Java and big pool of Java libraries, including GUI, sound etc.
Slowly but surely this port will appear as leader of PC OS pack.
Why not partner instead with Ubuntu? They already have most of the drivers for Intel-based PCs, and you could produce a dual-boot or switch-desktop solution that would allow the end user to chose their favority interface. Otherwise, there will be a lot of Windows XP computers that will be thrown away. Most will be in the garbage, not recycled, if MicroSoft really discontinues support for their most popular release ever, and we do not have an Android solution ready for installation.