Insyde® Software Launches Humanos™ Bringing Application Openness to Instant-On Computing Platforms
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
"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
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.Other company and product names mentioned herein may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.