Google's Android gets a lift

There have been reports that Google's (GOOG) Android software could be a candidate to act as the operating system of netbooks being sold by several PC companies, including Hewlett-Packard (HPQ).

There is some skepticism about the news, however, as Android has not yet run on anything other than a handset. It may not have the features to work well on any other devices or enough features to make it a success. It has also not been adopted by any of the larger cellular providers. T-Mobile, the number four operator in the U.S., uses Android.