Computex 2010: Lenovo Scrapping Skylight, Going Android Delays IdeaPad U1 Hybrid - Mobile 2During CES 2010 back in January, Lenovo made some big waves by revealing the IdeaPad U1 Hybrid notebook. The 11.6″ notebook not only sported an Intel Core 2 processor and 10 hours of battery life (the specs were revealed to PC Perspective) , the screen also detached to become a 11″ slate PC with an independent OS. The slate was expected to run Lenovo’s custom Linux OS called Skylight and from initial report, the OS had some potential.

But today we are learning that Lenovo has made the strategic move to scrap their Skylight OS in favour of Google’s Android OS. The consequence is that the IdeaPad U1 will be delayed. The original expected launch date was to be June 2010.

Although this will put the Lenovo U1 later in the year and will possibly face more competition, the switch to Android is a good move which will make it more recognizable and familiar to consumers.