Lenovo ditches Skylight OS to focus on Android devices

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Old 15-Jan-2011
Lenovo ditches Skylight OS to focus on Android devices

The Lenovo Skylight smartbook was originally expected to be released around May this year, but in April Digitimes reported that Lenovo had decided to delay and improve the device. The reason being the launch of the Apple iPad, and what must have been Lenovo’s realization their device just couldn’t compete.
Now there’s been an even bigger shake-up at Lenovo as the company has decided to dump the Skylight OS completely. Skylight was a custom version of Linux expected to power the Skylight smartbooks and U1 Hybrid. Instead, Lenovo is going to focus on the hardware side while relying on Android for an OS solution.
The official statement from Lenovo confirms the decision, stating:
After careful consideration of market conditions and user feedback, Lenovo has decided to focus its resources on building a family of next-generation mobile Internet devices based upon open technologies such as (but not limited to) the Android kernel.
What this means is the Skylight smartbook no longer has a release window as Lenovo has, “shelved its plans to release the initial version”. Now the wait begins for the same device, but with an Android OS.

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