Google Planning to Release an Android Laptop?

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If you’re looking for a laptop-like experience from Android, there are plenty of solutions available to you. If your tablet doesn’t have an official keyboard dock, you could always just get a stand for it and use a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse combo. But what about a full-on Android notebook, permanently-attached keyboard and all? It may sound hard to believe, but a new rumor suggests that Google could be working on just such a thing.

Digitimes believes that Google could release a number of Android-running laptops towards the end of Q3 2013, or into early Q4. It’s unclear if this information comes from any particular source, or if it may just be speculation.

Unsurprisingly, the site alludes to Google’s new role for Sundar Pichai with Android; Pichai comes from the Chrome team, and with various Chromebooks already a reality, it’s not so big a stretch to suggest that an Android notebook could follow.

Still, we wonder if there’s really a demand for a product like this. With the possible exception of a larger battery, is there anything else an all-in-one Android notebook would offer over a convertible tablet design?

Source: Digitimes
Via: BGR

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