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Samsung ND10 OS-free netbook is crying out for Android

Samsung ND10 OS-free netbook is crying out for Android

Looking to save a little money on your next netbook, but still want a brand-name machine?  Not especially enamored with Windows XP, and prefer to use Linux or something else?  Then Samsung may have the answer, in the shape of the ND10.  Ostensibly identical to the well-thought-of Samsung NC10, the ND10 was recently spotted in China offering the same 10.2-inch, Intel Atom N270 hardware but with no OS and  $50 discount.

Intel and Google in talks for Android MIDs?

Intel and Google in talks for Android MIDs?

Google and Intel are reportedly working together, regarding support for the Android platform on Intel-based MIDs.  While that might seem slightly unusual - given that Intel has been heavily promoting its Moblin open-source platform for MIDs and netbooks - according to Taiwanese MID manufacturers it's all part of the chip company's plan to be "the hardware platform of choice".

Intel & Nokia announce Moblin & Maemo collaboration; HSPA licensing

Intel & Nokia announce Moblin & Maemo collaboration; HSPA licensing

Details on the Nokia/Intel collaboration are out, and unless the duo are planning a big surprise for their imminent conference call it's not quite the announcement we were hoping for.  That means no Intel-based Nokia MID or netbook, but a "long-term relationship" to develop new mobile device architectures with integrated Nokia HSPA/3G connectivity.  The pairing will also coordinate their Moblin and Maemo Linux platforms, with common technologies and cross-OS applications.

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Foxconn SZ901 netbook with Linpus Lite Moblin V2 [Video]

Foxconn SZ901 netbook with Linpus Lite Moblin V2 [Video]

On the eve of Computex 2009, some company's just can't keep their excitement to themselves.  Foxconn have been spilling the details on their SZ901, and Sascha at netbooknews.de caught up with the 10.1-inch netbook at the Linpus headquarters.  Under the hood there's the usual Intel Atom N270 processor, 1GB of RAM, a 160GB hard-drive and, slightly more interesting, a UMTS 3G WWAN module, but it's the OS which is actually catching our attention.

Video demo after the cut

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Intel Moblin v2.0 beta for netbooks released

Intel Moblin v2.0 beta for netbooks released

Intel have released Moblin v2.0 beta for netbooks and nettops, the latest version of the company's open-source OS for Atom-based devices.  Mobile v2.0 brings with it a new, visually-enhanced GUI, together with the "m_zone" homescreen, integrated Twitter and Last.fm widgets, and a new integrated browser based on Mozilla's engine.

Video demo after the cut

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