There have been a lot of Android devices leaked for Dell this past week. Most aren’t scheduled to appear until 2011. An old roadmap has recently surfaced on Android Central with a few Android devices we haven’t seen until now. The Sparta, Athens and looking Glass HD (codenames for now, don’t think these names will stick).
This isn’t the first time that we have heard news about HP’s Compaq AirLife 100. This is an Android powered netbook that we have known about since MWC. It has finally passed through the FCC and now the full specs are now available.
This hybrid of a traditional e-reader and netbook can be yours. It's powered by Android and can handle internet, ebooks, games, music, videos and notes. Shipment starts within the next few weeks and comes in a variety of different colors.
The hopes of some users for this to land on T-Mobile has been squashed (for now). Dell are in talks with AT&T to offer the Mini 5 on their network possibly subsidized. The Mini 5 will indeed be compatible with the Android Market and there is a strong possibility for future Dell tablets to choose resistive screens over capacitive.
An Android 2.1 television? It seems the evolution of Android will extend past just being on various different mobile devices such as handset and netbook. There is also rumors that our favorite OS will end up on set top boxes and DVR's. This little invention by Phillips looks really intriguing.
More hands on video's from SlashGear. This one comes in the form of Intel's second Android based MID, based on the upcoming Atom-series Moorestown processors. This MID features a touchscreen, WiFi and 3G, along with the usual sensors – GPS, accelerometer, digital compass – and both front and rear facing cameras.
If you’re a hard core Android fan than you should already be familiar with this. It released a few months ago and it is a netbook that can dual boot both Android and Windows XP Home. If you are in the market for a laptop/netbook then this is a great option for you and you can have Android on your laptop to show off to your unlucky friend who bought an iPad.
With the lack luster release of the iPad the attention switches back to Android and what’s in the pipeline as far as Android tablets. There are a few nice ones releasing soon hopefully. First up is the new Archos 7 tablet. Here is a link to more specs on the Archos 7
Just when we thought that Android was set to make its way into all sorts of devices from PMPs to netbooks, the OS hits a bit of a roadblock. Android is apparently stumbling ahead of a launch on netbook computers.
Asus was eyeing entering into the Android market with a netbook that would run the open source OS. PC World reports that the Android netbook appears to be stalled. Asus CEO Jerry Shen says that it sees no clear market for smartbooks either.