Google strangles Android on Netbooks before it gets going

During my morning check of Twitter I came across this tweet from Google;

“Introducing the #Google Chrome OS http://bit.ly/N1rNZ

Which started to raise some concerns. It had widely been predicted that we’d see Android making it’s way onto netbooks in the near future, but with this one announcement that idea has taken a huge knock backwards.

The reason is simple; Androids design is primarily focused on touch screen devices, Chrome OS is focused on netbooks, and netbooks rarely (if ever) have a touch screen.

So netbook manufacturers are left with a choice; Build a netbook with an interface to support Android (yes, you can use Android with a mouse, but it’s a bit painful), or use existing hardware and install Chrome OS, and in the cost conscious netbook market I know which way I can see most OEMs going.

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