Updated from March 31.
Android operating system to power some of its netbooks.
"We are indeed studying it," said an H-P representative. The development had been reported earlier in
The Wall Street Journal
The move would be a big win for Google in the growing netbook segment and would also serve to further loosen
grip on yet another new product area. The news comes just months after
announced it was
with Android operating systems this year.
Microsoft's Windows XP had previously battled exclusively with Linux for installation in netbooks.
Netbooks are stripped down laptops that generally sell for under $400. In a recent check, nine out of the top 10 computers sold on Amazon's bestseller list were netbooks.
The growth of netbooks has attracted
to the game. The Mac maker is reported working on a
of the device.