Android is one of the best things that happened to the mobile technology in these past few years and it’s spreading like a wildfire ( not a HTC Wildfire mind you ). The operating system’s great success is largely based on the fact that even the smaller companies can migrate to the mobile sector without having to devote huge amounts of resources to customizing and developing an operating system for their smartphones, yet this trend moved on even to the laptop and net-book market which has been seeing more and more Android in its diet.
The Android OS for laptops isn’t something so new and unheard of lately. We’ve been getting more and more of those little monsters and you know what – it’s all good. There are a number of good elements to this as Android as an operating system is highly secure thanks to its close relation to Linux and considering that it was developed for the smartphone market, it’s lightweight. By this I mean obviously the print it leaves on your resource monitor. Whereas Microsoft’s Windows, even the Starter version mind you is quite the resource hog, Android OS does quite well in dealing with limited resources.
As such, Android OS for laptops is good from the point of view of resource management, yet considering that its Linux based, it’s also free. This obviously means lower final cost of the device you think of purchasing. Let’s be honest that no matter how cool a new device is, you might wish to stop and think about the financial investment you are going to make in the short to near future. Among the first devices to showcase this trend is Toshiba AC100 which came with Android 2.1 Éclair, NVIDIA’s Tegra 250 CPU, 512 MB of RAM DDR2 clocked at 333 MHz and 10.1 inch display with LED back light.
Now think that this isn’t awesome power by any means, but thanks to the low resource requirements of Android you can get up to 8 hours of usage out of this ultra portable device. Sound investment? I’d say so. Thinking that you get access to the cloud as well, I would drop some cash in that direction. Combine this with an Android OS powered smartphone and you’ve got yourself a deal breaker. Stay tuned for more on this!1