Acer Aspire One D260 Brings a Dual-Booting Android Netbook


Acer has announced the new Aspire One D260, offering a pretty sleek Windows 7 netbook with a twist that will be available July 1st. As an option the device can come pre-loaded with Android (version unspecified) to allow for a dual-booting system that can get up and going in 15 seconds when launched with Google’s OS. The D260 sports a 93% standard-size keyboard, 8 hours of battery life, and choice between an Intel Atom N455 ot Atom N450 processor at 1.66Ghz.


Add in a built-in webcam, 10.1-inch LED backlit display at a resolution of 1024×600, and connectivity including Wi-Fi and optional 3G and you’ve got a pretty sweet little netbook. Using Android without a touchscreen may come as a little foreign, on the other hand, but for quickly booting up and surfing the web in seconds it’s a minor adjustment to make.

[via Android Authority]

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  1. niceeeeeee

  2. I wonder how much longer the battery life is going to last running on Android vs. Windows 7. Now that I am thinking about it my curiosity is growing stronger.

  3. I am in the market for a new netbook, I sure hope this comes out soon!

  4. I think I prefer android with a touch screen, however this is quite cool.

  5. Any word on the price?

  6. I’d hold off until you know what version of Android is on it. I have the D250. It’s great. It runs fast, the battery lasts for hours, and is pretty useful overall. I’m happy with mine, but I have had to accept some shortcomings.

    The problem is that it is running Android 1.6 with no signs of an upgrade. You also can’t use the Android Market. I had to hunt for alternative sites. It seems the 3G is the key though (according to enTourage eDGe’s support team). Android knows when you are on Wi-Fi and blocks the Market. Opt for the 3G if you decide to get it.

  7. Then how does my dream access the market over wifi>??

    It has nothing to do with the connection, if you dont have a market thats because they removed your vending.apk on the rom

  8. They’re already out in Oceania. The Android OS is 1.5 or 1.6 hybrid type with live wallpapers and a new browser. Pretty slim on features, no google maps, gmail or youtube apps but you can check your email or movie times in 15 seconds.

  9. Got A d260, W7 And Android,

    It does not have the Market, it has insyde market, and you can install slideme market as well as andapp market. You can install the apks manually.

    Good luck

  10. my aspire one d260 model NAV70 i want to know this model has 3G availability

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