Remember when Chrome OS was announced? The first thing everyone asked was, wait, if this is Google’s (Google) operating system aimed primarily at netbooks, what happens with all those fabled Android (Android)-based netbooks we were supposed to see this year?
Well, it seems we just got an answer, at least a part of it, as Asus has all but given up on developing an Android-based netbook. After showing off such a device at the Computex Taipei electronics show in June, Asus went oddly silent about it. Now, it got just a wee bit more official: “Currently, I still don’t see a clear market for smartbooks,” said Jerry Shen, CEO of Asustek Computer, at an investors’ conference in Taipei.
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