Google Android isn't just the name on everyone's lips when it comes to mobile phones. The open-source OS has also made it on to mobile internet entertainment devices, netbooks and other gadgets. We've rounded up 7 gadgets that run Android but aren't mobile phones.

Google Android has been the name on everyone's lips when it comes to mobile phones for the past year and a half.

However, the operating system has expanded and can now be found on all kinds of network-enabled entertainment devices.

Indeed, a number of manufacturers make embedded Android wares which would allow the operating system to run on anything and everything.

So far, most Android devices that are shipping, or near to it, fall into three categories: the iPod knock-off, an entertainment device sans phone otherwise known as a mobile internet device (MID), the netbook and the tablet.

We've rounded up our seven favourites.

Archos 5 32GB internet tablet with Android

What it is: A multimedia player that also plays high-def TV, surfs the internet, includes GPS and can support many other Android applications.

Why it's interesting: On its own, the Archos 5 internet tablet device requires Wi-Fi to connect to the web, but it can also link to a Bluetooth equipped 3.5G phone.

SmartQ V5 MID 1080P player

What it is: A multimedia player that supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and can also connect to mobile service providers with an optional card.

Why it's interesting: Not only can you play YouTube and listen to music, but the device also lets you read and edit documents in Microsoft Word/Excel, OpenOffice, RTF, HTML or TXT formats.

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  2. Ramos W7 'Blue Magic' MID and the eviGroup's MID Wallet
  3. Aspire One D250 and the Menq EasyPC E790
  4. HP Compaq AirLife 100

Google Android isn't just the name on everyone's lips when it comes to mobile phones. The open-source OS has also made it on to mobile internet entertainment devices, netbooks and other gadgets. We've rounded up 7 gadgets that run Android but aren't mobile phones.

Ramos W7 'Blue Magic' MID

What it is: An MID with a bigger emphasis on the internet, complete with a 4.8in touchscreen display which connects via Wi-Fi.

Why it's interesting: The device caused some stir in the fall thanks to its Android-specific 600MHz Rockchip CPU.

eviGroup's MID Wallet

What it is: A 5in touchscreen MID with a webcam, Wi-Fi and integrated 3G.

Why it's interesting: This device has been talked about for months and was initially supposed to ship in January, but as of press time, still didn't seem to be available.

Beyond a few basic hardware specs, details on what the device will do to distinguish itself are a bit sketchy.

At one time, it was thought it would use an x86 processor and be capable of running XP, but latest word is that it will use ARM chipsets.

NEXT PAGE: Aspire One D250 and the Menq EasyPC E790

  1. Google's OS expands to other devices
  2. Ramos W7 'Blue Magic' MID and the eviGroup's MID Wallet
  3. Aspire One D250 and the Menq EasyPC E790
  4. HP Compaq AirLife 100

Google Android isn't just the name on everyone's lips when it comes to mobile phones. The open-source OS has also made it on to mobile internet entertainment devices, netbooks and other gadgets. We've rounded up 7 gadgets that run Android but aren't mobile phones.

Aspire One D250

What it is: A version of Acer's popular Aspire Netbook that runs Android on an Intel Atom processor with a 10in display.

Why it's interesting: This netbook dual-boots into Android or Windows XP.

Acer Aspire One D250 review

Menq EasyPC E790

What it is: A netbook that sports a 7in 800x480 display and a Samsung ARM9 processor.

Why it's interesting: Word is that Menq is planning on selling this puppy for a mere $80 (£53) in the US. It is also supposed to be able to dual-boot Windows CE and Android.

NEXT PAGE: HP Compaq AirLife 100

  1. Google's OS expands to other devices
  2. Ramos W7 'Blue Magic' MID and the eviGroup's MID Wallet
  3. Aspire One D250 and the Menq EasyPC E790
  4. HP Compaq AirLife 100

Google Android isn't just the name on everyone's lips when it comes to mobile phones. The open-source OS has also made it on to mobile internet entertainment devices, netbooks and other gadgets. We've rounded up 7 gadgets that run Android but aren't mobile phones.

HP Compaq AirLife 100

What it is: A tablet that is, in some ways, almost a phone.

The Compaq AirLife 100 features a 10.1in touchscreen, and an almost full-sized keyboard, as well as Wi-Fi, GPS, a webcam and integrated 3G.

Why it's interesting: This could be the first Android tablet (meaning touchscreen netbook) by a major PC manufacturer, although Dell is rumoured to be working on both an Android tablet and a netbook.

It's powered by a 1-GHz Snapdragon processor. The gadget was on display at the 2010 Mobile World Congress, and will be available in the UK sometime this spring.

See also: Android 2.0: The iPhone killer at last?

  1. Google's OS expands to other devices
  2. Ramos W7 'Blue Magic' MID and the eviGroup's MID Wallet
  3. Aspire One D250 and the Menq EasyPC E790
  4. HP Compaq AirLife 100