Netbook shipments could double this year, while mainstream laptop shipments are expected to remain flat, according to DisplaySearch.
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 listed HP and Acer among the companies already developing devices for the Chrome OS.
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.
Market-research frim Gartner says Android may be a good alternative to Windows 7 on mini-laptops.
Agam Shah of IDG News Service takes a closer look at how the netbook market is evolving given recent product announcements.
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.
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."
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 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.