Google conducting Netbook usability study
Future Google applications might have Netbooks in mind following the results of a usability study to be conducted next week in the Bay Area.
Google is soliciting Netbook users for a usability study, as rumors of Android-powered Netbooks continue to grow.
Google posted an ad on Craigslist Thursday afternoon seeking Netbook users to participate in a Google-hosted study on Netbook usability next week. The company plans to ask participants to sign a non-disclosure agreement, and it will pay them $75 in American Express gift checks for an hour of their time.
On Thursday,persistent rumors that various PC companies are studying . But he did say that "the Netbook phenomenon looks very real," and that Google needs to make sure its various Web services work on Netbooks as those devices grow.
It appears the company is designing new Netbook-friendly applications that appeal to that subset of PC users, or improving existing ones to work on computers with a screen size in between that of a smartphone and laptop. In addition, although Google said right from the start that, it might need a few tweaks to be Netbook-friendly.