Acer Aspire One D260 new Android netbook primed

An Acer Aspire One D260 dual boot netbook stuffed with Android is in the works, we can reveal. Acer let slip that a Google infused sequel to the Acer Aspire One D250 was incoming at its TimelineX laptop launch today: read on for what we know so far.

We grilled Acer’s mobile product manager, Martino Mombrini, about its future plans for Android, and he confirmed that an Acer Aspire D260 netbook is on the way. Like last year’s D250, it won’t solely run Android but will dual boot with Windows. “Android is still possible on the D260,” he told us.

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While Mombrini wouldn’t reveal precise details on the improvements made to the Acer Aspire One D260, he did reveal that the chassis would be getting a redesign. That’s good news as the D250 was seriously ugly in comparison to Asus’ latest Eee PC efforts.

We also asked about Acer’s plans for Chrome OS netbooks, and were told that Acer is “working with the guys at Google”, with a launch “likely” in Q3 or the Christmas period.

We’ll be sure to let you know as soon as we get any more details on the Acer Aspire One D260 Android machine.

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