First video of Google Android laptop computer

The very first laptop computer powered by Google Android has been unveiled. It was long rumored that Google was going to push Android beyond mobile phones to power laptop computers.

The first Android powered laptop the world has firstly seen comes from Acer. The OS still seems to need a lot of more work to fully run on a laptop, but judging from the first video below, it seems Google is off to a good start. The computer takes about 15-seconds to load up, and seems to not lag at all after it is done initially booting up. The browser also seems to load pages swiftly with correct formatting over HSDPA.

This is Google’s first real try at pushing an OS towards mass adoption on computers. Google’s open source Android OS certainly presents a significant threat to current market leader Microsoft. However, at this stage and in the short run at least, it is unlikely the OS will present any real threat to Microsoft despite Android being completely open source and free for manufacturers to use.

Today, BenQ announced it has plans to offer its first Android smartphone and netbook by the end of 2010. BenQ’s mobile division now only operates in Asia after withdrawing from both the North American and European markets in 2006 due to intensifying competition and slumping sales. BenQ currently only sells Microsoft Windows Mobile powered phones. The new Android powered devices will retain the BenQ brand.

In more gphone news, HTC is rumored to launch its HTC Hero and HTC Lancaster (with slideout QWERTY) smartphones on June 24, 2009 at an annual event in London.


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  • PeterOo

    lol, it says ti turn off your PHONE…. when its a laptop….. they got lots of work to do to fix this thing up if it wants to be a serious OS…. this is lightyears away from adoption.

  • PeterOo

    lol, it says ti turn off your PHONE…. when its a laptop….. they got lots of work to do to fix this thing up if it wants to be a serious OS…. this is lightyears away from adoption.

  • PeterOo

    lol, it says ti turn off your PHONE…. when its a laptop….. they got lots of work to do to fix this thing up if it wants to be a serious OS…. this is lightyears away from adoption.

  • Rob

    Good work on Google's part. But the Android interface itself still needs an overhauling.

  • Rob

    Good work on Google's part. But the Android interface itself still needs an overhauling.

  • Rob

    Good work on Google's part. But the Android interface itself still needs an overhauling.

  • http://business2press.com Hercules K

    big time overhaul…i just don't see anyone using that OS on a computer, at least not right now anyway….would u guys consider using it?

  • http://business2press.com Hercules K

    big time overhaul…i just don't see anyone using that OS on a computer, at least not right now anyway….would u guys consider using it?

  • http://business2press.com Hercules K

    big time overhaul…i just don't see anyone using that OS on a computer, at least not right now anyway….would u guys consider using it?

  • Jacky

    well, they got their work cut out if this thing will ever be used by anyone lol – its a good phone OS though….I just don't like the thing because at the end of the video it says to turn off your phone and not the computer – I think of this thing as an OS for a mobile, not a computer….

  • Jacky

    well, they got their work cut out if this thing will ever be used by anyone lol – its a good phone OS though….I just don't like the thing because at the end of the video it says to turn off your phone and not the computer – I think of this thing as an OS for a mobile, not a computer….

  • Jacky

    well, they got their work cut out if this thing will ever be used by anyone lol – its a good phone OS though….I just don't like the thing because at the end of the video it says to turn off your phone and not the computer – I think of this thing as an OS for a mobile, not a computer….

  • Ron

    You say it's “lightyears away” because it has an inconsistent label? Have you noticed that to shutdown a Windows computer you must press the “start” button? You, sir, have your head up your ass.

  • Ron

    You say it's “lightyears away” because it has an inconsistent label? Have you noticed that to shutdown a Windows computer you must press the “start” button? You, sir, have your head up your ass.

  • Ron

    You say it's “lightyears away” because it has an inconsistent label? Have you noticed that to shutdown a Windows computer you must press the “start” button? You, sir, have your head up your ass.

  • Ron

    Trolls abound.

    Would you prefer that the demonstration was on a 2″ mobile phone display?

  • Ron

    Trolls abound.

    Would you prefer that the demonstration was on a 2″ mobile phone display?

  • Ron

    Trolls abound.

    Would you prefer that the demonstration was on a 2″ mobile phone display?

  • Jacky

    nope, i wouldn't…I'm glad they're doing this – but who would (especially a company) buy this computer….it would have to be VERY discounted….

    let alone all the compatibility problems it likely has with software. y do u think everyone sticks to windows

  • Jacky

    nope, i wouldn't…I'm glad they're doing this – but who would (especially a company) buy this computer….it would have to be VERY discounted….

    let alone all the compatibility problems it likely has with software. y do u think everyone sticks to windows

  • Jacky

    nope, i wouldn't…I'm glad they're doing this – but who would (especially a company) buy this computer….it would have to be VERY discounted….

    let alone all the compatibility problems it likely has with software. y do u think everyone sticks to windows

  • Patrick

    Anyone who has used the Google Phone Knows the operating system is strong Very solid and is looking forward to the up and coming Google Laptops. I can't belive how many people on here still even consider staying with Microsoft. They have only made one operating system that works in the last 10 years, Don't think 7 is going to be any better then vista. I would completely switch to Android and let them do the updates they need to with my help Beta testing because Microsoft was dropped the ball for the last time with me. And Yes Jackie Android will be cheaper hen Microsoft and give them 1 year I think they will have taken a signifcant Market Share. Over the course of 10 years I hope to See them on top and know the will be.

  • Patrick

    Anyone who has used the Google Phone Knows the operating system is strong Very solid and is looking forward to the up and coming Google Laptops. I can't belive how many people on here still even consider staying with Microsoft. They have only made one operating system that works in the last 10 years, Don't think 7 is going to be any better then vista. I would completely switch to Android and let them do the updates they need to with my help Beta testing because Microsoft was dropped the ball for the last time with me. And Yes Jackie Android will be cheaper hen Microsoft and give them 1 year I think they will have taken a signifcant Market Share. Over the course of 10 years I hope to See them on top and know the will be.

  • Patrick

    Anyone who has used the Google Phone Knows the operating system is strong Very solid and is looking forward to the up and coming Google Laptops. I can't belive how many people on here still even consider staying with Microsoft. They have only made one operating system that works in the last 10 years, Don't think 7 is going to be any better then vista. I would completely switch to Android and let them do the updates they need to with my help Beta testing because Microsoft was dropped the ball for the last time with me. And Yes Jackie Android will be cheaper hen Microsoft and give them 1 year I think they will have taken a signifcant Market Share. Over the course of 10 years I hope to See them on top and know the will be.

  • ravm

    This is awesome. I wonder if we'll be able to try one of these out through a computer rental first. I just don't know if it's going to be so great that it'll be worth the investment in a new computer.

  • ravm

    This is awesome. I wonder if we'll be able to try one of these out through a computer rental first. I just don't know if it's going to be so great that it'll be worth the investment in a new computer.

  • ravm

    This is awesome. I wonder if we'll be able to try one of these out through a computer rental first. I just don't know if it's going to be so great that it'll be worth the investment in a new computer.

  • http://business2press.com Hercules K

    I'm sure it would be sold through a large electronics retailer like BestBuy so surely you would be able to go into a store and check it out :) for some reason I just don't see myself buying an Android netbook…

  • http://business2press.com Hercules K

    I'm sure it would be sold through a large electronics retailer like BestBuy so surely you would be able to go into a store and check it out :) for some reason I just don't see myself buying an Android netbook…

  • http://business2press.com Hercules K

    I'm sure it would be sold through a large electronics retailer like BestBuy so surely you would be able to go into a store and check it out :) for some reason I just don't see myself buying an Android netbook…

  • eshavm

    Depending on your location, I know of a great place you can get computer rentals of almost any kind. Aside from that though, Hercules has the right idea about trying before you buy at a large chain.

    Personally, the only Android I want to buy is Cmdr. Data :)

  • eshavm

    Hercules has the right idea about trying before you buy at a large chain.

    Personally, the only Android I want to buy is Cmdr. Data :)

  • eshavm

    Hercules has the right idea about trying before you buy at a large chain.

    Personally, the only Android I want to buy is Cmdr. Data :)

  • odelle

    I see a platform like this being useful for CarPC applications where you want something to boot in 10 seconds and provide little beyond video, web and gps. That said, I don't see this going anywhere in that market without a port to x86.
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  • odelle

    I see a platform like this being useful for CarPC applications where you want something to boot in 10 seconds and provide little beyond video, web and gps. That said, I don't see this going anywhere in that market without a port to x86.
    masini de inchiriat

  • odelle

    I see a platform like this being useful for CarPC applications where you want something to boot in 10 seconds and provide little beyond video, web and gps. That said, I don't see this going anywhere in that market without a port to x86.
    masini de inchiriat

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  • mfarney

    I've always been a fan of Google and all it's products. Having an operating system made by them is the best idea ever. I'm not a big Windows fan and not a very good Linux user so Android is the next best thing. I've been waiting for a few months now to see Android powered laptops in some European countries but the only ones that have appeared are just too expensive. Is there any possibility to get Android on another computer?
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  • tcsekhar

    How long did we have our opensource Ubuntu? I'm using both Windows and Ubuntu, and several times I liked Ubuntu over Windows 7 but still I'm a strong Windows user.

    Making a solid OS and giving it away for free with opensource may not kill the Microsoft market. But I agree that it could potentially take a digit share from Microsoft in the next few years.

  • cori

    I see a platform like this being useful for CarPC applications where you want something to boot in 10 seconds and provide little beyond video, web and gps. That said, I don't see this going anywhere in that market without a port to x86.masini de inchiriat

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    I want one .I have the g1 but want to test drive one on the laptop

  • mg

    what's wrong with start the shutdown?

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  • BreslowAaron

    The android laptop will surely be a very useful tool for business men. I saw some reviews about the Android system and it looks very promising.
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    I can't belive how many people on here still even consider staying with Microsoft. They have only made one operating system that works in the last 10 years, Don't think 7 is going to be any better then vista.

    • Starbucksfanatic19

      how would you know i have parallel for my macbook pro so i can use apples interface or win dows

  • http://www.laptopreviews2u.com/tag/asus-ul30vt-a1-black/ getter

    I wonder if we'll be able to try one of these out through a computer rental first. I just don't know if it's going to be so great that.

  • Jonathan

    Ron, this isn't a dick measuring contest; peter made a good point. Also, there's a reason you must press start on a windows computer in order to power down. Do you really think after all the adaptation and work that has gone into developing all of the window's systems, microsoft just missed that? Anyway, this laptop clearly needs to be modified before it gets released (assuming it hasn't been… i haven't followed it at all). You will notice that any android powered device, such as my archos tablet, will say powering down device, rather than phone. All that can be taken from this video is that they threw a possibly slightly modified version a phone android system onto this computer.

    • Starbucksfanatic19

      imagine if this was dick measuring contest

  • GallagherEli

    This is great. Although I don't know if it's going to be so great that it'll be worth the investment in a new computer, anyone who has used the Google Phone knows the operating system is good, indeed. A change from Microsoft to Google Laptops would be interesting, because I'm not a big Windows fan and not a very good Linux user so Android is the next best thing. It's cheaper and, given the time, I'm sure they will have an important part on the market share.
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    • Starbucksfanatic19

      trust me its not good

      • basketballer13PHX

        Youre a 12 year who knows nothing i have an android pone an iphone4s and a fully upgraded macbook pro and I like Android muche better. Apple. Android will catch up to Apple and Windows soon if you havent noticed they already are.

  • Anonymous

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  • Starbucksfanatic19

     you ARE really stupid Ron PeterOo  is totally right windows is better than this crappy android laptop but ultimately my macbookpro is best ha im only 12 and i bet u dont have macbook pro

    • Starbucksfanatic19

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  • Starbucksfanatic19

    i would never use android computer i am ant android apple rules

  • Starbucksfanatic19

    agree

  • Starbucksfanatic19

    no shame on you android junkie apple is best, i tell you

  • D_kvbkb

    what actually the use of android in laptop????
    is just like your in your regular os/laptop in android laptop limited uses am I correct

    how to message in laptop android and talk feature android laptop have???

  • Mysko30

    hi..this a BIG moment fore the mankind….think what you kan  doe with  ANDROID……!!!!! Bigger than Microsoft….shit this is grate….steinar    (Sweden)

  • Mysko30

    GO Patrick..GO!!

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