The ASUS company confirmed last Friday who is developing a Netbook based on the technology of the Google Android mobile platform, a market segment that can cause damage to Microsoft.
Leader of the company’s Eee PC division, Samson Hu, informed Bloomberg that engineers were incubated in preparing a mini notebook for an attempt to launch later this year.
Although the specifications are unknown, the Android mobile operating system requires less resources compared to Windows XP and supports ARM processors and touch screens. Hu, however, warned that the development is very recent and may not become a final product.
In September 2008, Google invited ASUS to also join the Aliança Open Handset, as reported at the time, the Engadget blog.