Designed for mobile phones, the Linux-based OS nonethless seems like a perfect fit for netbooks: it's lightweight, portable, open source and customisable. The crossover is clear, as Acer has already punted two phones: the dual-SIM Tempo DX900 and the frankly woeful Tempo X960. Having joined the Open Handset Alliance, an Acer Android phone is expected late this year.
To our knowledge, Chinese firm Skytone made the first announcement of an Android-powered netbook, but we've heard whispers that Google slapped Android on a laptop ages ago, just for spits and giggles. Acer is however the first of the major names to come across all Andy.
Although no specs have been announced yet, Acer has revealed that the Android OS will be an option on "the majority" of its netbooks, alongside Windows-based machines. The first Aspire One should arrive in the third quarter of this year.