The folks over at Silicon.com got a first hand look at the latest and greatest technology that Qualcomm has to offer. Of interest to the Android lovers amongst us is an upcoming lineup of smartbooks powered by Qualcomm’s 1GHz Snapdragon processor. The smartbook is a new category of devices that combine the form factor of a netbook with the streamlined OS and always-on connectivity of a smartphone. On hand was a working smartpbook prototype, manufactured by Quanta, that was running an unmodified version of Google’s Android OS. A pretty significant prototype as Quanta is the largest notebook manufacturer in the…

According to Google’s Andy Rubin, the godfather of the Android smartphone OS, Android is going to start picking up features needed to tackle business uses – starting this year.  To quote a Reuters story on the subject: “Today, we don’t support many enterprise applications but in the future, I think enterprise will be a good focus for us,” Rubin, vice president of engineering at Google, told Reuters. He added that he expected to this to happen this year. According to the Retuers story, Rubin seems to imply that he thinks enterprises will find Android attractive because they would be able…

According to the IDG News Service, Qualcomm has begun showing off an ASUS Eee PC netbook that is running on a new Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU with the Android OS at the Computex show today in Taiwan. Qualcomm is calling the device a “smartbook.”  The device is larger than a smartphone, of course, yet smaller than a typical netbook since Qualcomm’s compact 1GHz Snapdragon CPU requires no fans or heat sinks to operate properly.  This is the first ASUS netbook to use a non-Intel processor, and Qualcomm’s snapdragon CPU is based on the same ARM core architecture that most smartphone use…