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Insyde® Software Launches Humanos™ Bringing Application Openness to Instant-On Computing Platforms
Date: 
December 9, 2009
Product: 
InsydeQ2L
Humanos

Android™ Applications Market Add Rapidly Increasing Capabilities

Company's UEFI BIOS & Quick-to-Launch System Software Enable Humanos Environment

TAIPEI, TAIWAN - December 9, 2009 - Insyde® Software(GTSM: 6231), a leading provider of UEFI BIOS and engineering services today unveiled Humanos, an instant-on software environment aimed at notebooks and netbooks running Microsoft Windows. Humanos, built on Google's Android technology and Insyde Software's Quick-to-Launch UEFI software, gives mobile PC users access to a broad and quickly expanding set of Android applications in an instantly available operating environment.

Android, originally designed for mobile phones, is an open source and fully customizable platform that is exploding in popularity on mobile devices. Based on Android, Humanos gives mobile computer users similar instant-on access to an evolving set of functionality, mobility and entertainment.

In mid-October this year, Acer, Inc. released versions of their hugely successful "Aspire One" netbook with a dual-boot configuration supporting both Microsoft® Windows® and Android. Android provides quick access to the internet, and will run the many applications available from Insyde Market™. Insyde Market (www.insydemarket.com), the first Google Android online application market created exclusively for netbook computers, was launched by Insyde Software at the end of October.

"As the mobile PC industry's leader in UEFI technology, we are pleased to be able to offer this instant-on innovation for our customers' platforms," said Jeremy Wang, Chairman of Insyde Software. "The combination of the Humanos instant-on environment and the Insyde Market for Android applications will make notebook and netbook PCs even more fun and valuable," added Wang.

Insyde Software's broad expertise in UEFI BIOS, power management methods and quick boot firmware provided the expertise to enable tight and seamless integration of these technologies with the customized version of Android. This integration of InsydeH2O™ UEFI firmware and InsydeQ2L™ quick-to-launch technology provides key end-user benefits that include rapid booting, fast access to Android applications, extended battery life, all with access to the mobile PCs large display.

About Insyde Software

Insyde Software (www.insydesw.com), is a leading global provider of BIOS, UEFI-based firmware and engineering services for companies in the desktop, mobile, server and embedded computing industries. Founded in 1998, the company is publicly held (GTSM: 6231) and headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan with U.S. offices in Boston, MA and Hillsboro, OR. The company's customers include the world's leading server, mobile and embedded systems designers and manufacturers.

Insyde is a registered trademark and InsydeH2O, Insyde Market, InsydeQ2L and Humanos are trademarks of Insyde Software. Google is a registered trademark of Google Inc. Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries.
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