Android OS and Qualcomm 1GHz CPU in Eee PC Sighted at Computex
An Eee PC with a twist has been spotted at a Qualcomm press conference in Computex Taipei, according to sources. The prototype Eee netbook has shunned the typical offerings from Microsoft's Windows XP OS and Intel's Atom CPU in favour of the upcoming Android OS from Google and Qualcomm's Snapdragon platform including a 1GHz CPU. The CPU is capable of 720p playback and 1080p is in the pipeline for future models. The company behind the CPU and platform is relatively unknown in the shadow of giants Intel and AMD, but Qualcomm has been around for over 20 years and has a product line ranging from satellite phones to tracking devices. The Eee PC variant is not available for sale yet but Qualcomm said it is working with 15 Taiwanese companies to create products using its chipset and CPU technology. It looks as though Qualcomm is pushing into the netbook market at first and who knows?...desktop and laptop products could be to come!
A video of the Qualcomm Eee prototype filmed by TweakTown can be viewed here.