Samsung will reportedly launch an Androi

May 13 [Mon], 2013, 11:00
Samsung AndroidBook release dateEarlier reports have indicated thatand its partners are Android-powered notebooks that could debut later this year. Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities notes thatis just one of many companies that will launch such a product within the coming months, 9to5Google reported. The analyst warns that these AndroidBooks wont be announced at Googles upcoming I/O Developers Conference due to the delayed launch of Android 5.0, however, which is meant to help further bridge the gap between computers and smartphones.

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Kuo said that Samsung will, nevertheless, launch an Android-powered notebook in the next three to four months to get a jump on the competition. Initial shipments of the computer will reportedly be limited because the current Android OS isnt well supported for laptops.

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In addition to upcoming AndroidBooks, the analyst believes that Google is readying an Apple TV competitor, although he doesnt expect the device to debut at I/O due to a recent change from a Texas Instruments processor to an NVIDIA Tegra chip. Kuo also said that , which will compliment the companysdevice, will enter mass production sometime next year.

Googles I/O Developers Conference is scheduled to take place between May 15th and May 17th in San Francisco.

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