Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Android for Notebooks - Is There Any Sense in It?

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Microsoft Corporation positions Windows 8 as a system which is good for PC and for mobile gadgets. As for Google, it chose Android as OS for smart phones and pads and Chrome OS for notebooks. And what will be if you install Android into your notebook with touch screen? For example, Lenovo Ideapad A10 has it on default.

Not quite Android

Many smart-phones producers install custom interface into Android. It seems to be not the best idea, but in case with notebooks it is a necessary thing. Android was made not for using on laptops, that’s why for making it possible for comfortable use in such way some changes are really necessary. That’s why Lenovo presented things like “custom dock” which imitates Windows Launch Superbar.

Android also needs a keyboard, which will alike to traditional variants in Linux and Windows. I mean the availability of special buttons for multitasks, switching between running apps and so on. The reverse side is the fact that all these changes are only cosmetic, because it is impossible to get out of line of Android’s nucleus.

Underdone soft

Android’s great problem is apps which were made not for notebooks or PC, they were developed for gadgets with touch screens. Of course, some programs work well even if you use mouse and keyboard. But they are not able to give us everything we get accustomed to in Windows.

For example, none office package can compete with MS Office. Kingsoft Office and other analogues are good, but mobile versions can’t replace their “brothers” for desktops. You will feel it especially if you work with macros in electronic worksheets. There is no support for professional apps too. Adobe Photoshop Touch and other editors can’t be compared with their desktop versions.

But the most destructive thing for Android is its mobile browsers, which are not so good as Firefox, Chrome and Opera for PC. They are adjusted for using pages in mobile mode on default. Of course, several small hacks allow us to adjust everything as we like, but it will not be the main advantage of desktop browsers, I mean plug-ins too.

How is it possible to make Android a good OS for notebooks?

The main question is what Android needs in order to become a good operating system for notebooks. I think that it is important to invent high end desktop apps through Play Store. You should have an opportunity to install Chrome Desktop for devices with keyboard the same way you install Chrome for your smart phones.

The second step is a multitasking. But it should be designed in nucleus, not the improved one by making the RAM volume greater. And at least we shouldn’t forget about home screen. Notebook versions should be adapted for mouse and keyboard. For today, OS Android isn’t ready to become a full-grown engine for PC or notebook. But maybe soon everything will change for the better and Android fans will see it.

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