Don't-Miss Stories

Netbook shipments to double this year, research says

Netbook shipments could double this year, while mainstream laptop shipments are expected to remain flat, according to DisplaySearch.

Google Chrome OS shows limitations of Android

Google's decision to create a new Internet-centric OS for netbooks shows the limitations of the Android mobile OS for netbooks and raises questions about its future on those devices.

Google lists HP, Acer among Chrome OS partners

Google listed HP and Acer among the companies already developing devices for the Chrome OS.

The Macalope Weekly: Hold the liver

Forget 2012, the iPhone is going to single-handedly destroy the world. Well, if netbooks don't get to it first. And Apple reiterates its stance on naughty, naughty iPhone app content.

Gartner: Android an alternative to Windows in netbooks

Market-research frim Gartner says Android may be a good alternative to Windows 7 on mini-laptops.

The new faces of netbooks

Agam Shah of IDG News Service takes a closer look at how the netbook market is evolving given recent product announcements.

Computex attendance falls but Android dazzles

Devices based on Google's Android software stole the show at Computex, where attendance was down due to the global recession and Swine flu fears.

The Macalope Weekly: The WWDC/Pre show

Twas the week before WWDC took place at Moscone, and many expect Apple to roll out a brand new iPhone. And though it would seem the Palm Pre's ducks are all in a row, nothing quite explains Microsoft branding netbooks "loco."

BenQ plans Android smartphones, netbooks for 2010

The Taiwanese consumer electronics maker plans to launch a smartphone and a netbook running Google's Android operating system next year, a BenQ representative confirmed Thursday.

Microsoft to leave smartbooks to Google

Microsoft doesn't plan to offer a version of Windows for so-called "smartbooks," leaving the space open to Linux, Google's Android and other operating systems.