ASUS CEO Johnny Shih unveiled at CES 2009 that his company is looking into using Google's mobile Android operating system for either an Eee PC or the Eee Phone:
He commended the "momentum" Google has already built with the Android system, and he also said the company is looking into using it, either with an Eee PC or the Eee Phone, with a number of companies already looking at importing the Android interface to the Eee PC model.
Shih also commented that Asus didn't see Apple, with its successful iPhone, as a direct competitor, instead seeing it as the model others should be looking to emulate after unveiling a number of touchscreen devices at this year's CES show.
"I think Apple has done a great job [with the iPhone], in fact what they've done is our model. We've done a lot of study on Apple."