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Update: Android Netbooks from Acer coming this year after all

According to Acer, plans have not changed regarding the release of Google Android-powered Netbooks.

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Despite reports to the contrary, the latest from Acer is that their long-promised Android Netbook is still on its way for Q3 2009, not 2010. This also seems to blow a significant hole in the "no new Netbooks" report given by Digitimes. Then again, maybe not: Acer claims they'll put Android into a 10-inch Aspire One with an Atom processor. Will it be a machine already on sale?

Regardless, if we can try to glean a bit of truth behind this game of PR chess, it's still this: Netbooks haven't been upgrading their basic specs in months, and that's not going to change until Intel's new generation of Atom processors hits the market. Until that happens, Android or not, the guts of any Netbook will be pretty much the guts you see in any Netbook right now.

Would Google's Android OS (or any other OS) be enough to get you to buy a new Netbook?

(PC World via Engadget)