It's official: Acer to offer Aspire One netbook with Google Android, Q3 2009

Acer today unveiled its first Aspire One netbook featuring the open source Google Android operating system.Why Android?

Acer today unveiled its first Aspire One netbook featuring the open source Google Android operating system.

Why Android? "The Android operating system will provide Acer netbook users with faster connection to the Internet, further enhancing efficiency on-the-go," the company says.

Oh, and it's cheap, too. As in free.

The introduction of Android presents customers with another choice of operating system for a netbook, along with Windows (XP, 7) and various flavors of Linux.

The computing behemoth is putting big money on Google's OS, too : the majority of Acer netbooks will offer Android in the future, the company says, adding that it believes Android "will contribute significantly to the worldwide netbook market growth."

Acer plans to launch its first Aspire One netbooks with Android in Q3 2009.

Check out the Acer Aspire One netbook on ZDNet Reviews.

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