Another PC maker has distanced itself from Google's Android operating system after Acer announced that its plans to launch an Aspire One netbook running Android have been shelved.
The netbook, which was first seen at this year's Computex, was expected to hit the market in Q3 of this year and featured the same Intel Atom microprocessor as in Acer's other Aspire One netbooks, as well as a 10inch screen.
However, it now looks unlikely this machine will be made available to consumers. According to Electricpig, which cited Acer sources in Taiwan, the netbook has been dumped as "evaluation has found demand for an Android netbook is not strong".
Back in June Asus said it was halting plans to develop an Asus Eee PC running Android.
A number of netbooks featuring Google's open source operating system were on display at Computex this year. However none of them have yet been released onto the market. A number of laptop manufacturers, including Acer and HP, are thought to be working on netbooks that will run Google's Chrome Operating System.
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