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Acer trialing Google Android on desktop PC

PC maker follows HP and Asus in Google OS test

Acer has revealed it is working on a desktop PC that runs Google Android instead of Windows.

Senior vice president James T Wong let slip about the project during a press conference in the US this week.

Wong told PC Mag he thought Android "had a good chance". Although Wong wouldn't be drawn on whether the desktop would be made available.

Acer isn't the first PC manufacturer to take the OS, which was first seen on the T-Mobile G1 mobile phone, and install it on a PC or laptop. HP has announced it is already testing Android on a number of netbooks, while T-Mobile it thought to be working on a home phone and a tablet PC that are powered by Google's operating system.


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