Qualcomm Shows Android Eee PC, but Asus Puts Project on Ice
On Monday, Qualcomm showed an [[xref:http://www.pcworld.com/article/165827/qualcomm_shows_eee_pc_running_android_os.html|Eee PC running Android|Qualcomm Shows Eee PC Running Android OS]] as part of the company's display of new products with its Snapdragon chips inside. The 'smartbook' (as Qualcomm likes to call them) had a 10-inch display, but was thinner and lighter than current Atom/Windows XP-based Eee PCs because Snapdragon chips don't require any fans for cooling. Sounds great, right? Well, a day later, top executives from Asus have put the project on the backburner.
The Eee PC with Android is not ready yet because the technology is "not mature," said Jonathan Tsang, vice chairman of Asustek, on the sidelines of a press conference at the show Tuesday. [[xref:http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/165927/asustek_puts_android_netbook_on_ice_for_now.html|Full details.|Asustek Puts Android Netbook on Ice for Now]]
-- Sumner Lemon