May 6, 2009 at 5:48 pm
There has been much talk about Google Android’s operating software being ported over to netbooks. During this time there has been numerous speculation tying Android to most of the major netbook vendors including Asus, Acer, MSI and HP. Up until now Dell has been tight-lipped on its Android plans, but unsurprisingly it looks like a Dell Android netbook may be on the cards.
Bsquare, a software company that provides software for embedded devices, has put out a press release saying that it will be porting Adobe’s Flash Lite 3.17 technology onto Dell Netbooks running Google’s Android platform.
“Integrating Adobe Flash technology with the functionality of Google’s Android platform on the full range of Netbook devices will allow our OEM customers to meet the high expectations their customers have of this new industry segment,” said Bsquare’s CEO Brian Crowley.
There was little other information in the press release. The fact that Dell may be working on an Android netbook can’t be a surprise to anyone. Acer’s product manager, Jim Wong, recently confirmed that pretty much every major netbook manufacturer is testing Android on netbooks right now. All we await now are some official announcements.