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As more PC makers load Android into their desktops, it might be a good time for Windows developers to become familiar with Google’s OS. AndroidEarlier this month, Hewlett Packard unveiled its first commercial Android All in One PC – the HP Slate21 Pro AiO. The desktop is designed to provide simple integration with Android-based phones and tablets, as well as automatically sync with Google Cloud Services. Meanwhile, Asus has its Transformer AiO P1801 and Lenovo its N308. David Chie, president of Palo Alto Staffing, sees good reasons for Windows developers to learn more about Android. “Android will continue to grow its market share and another major benefit is that you will then have exposure to the rapidly growing mobile OS market,” he says. That doesn’t mean anyone should walk away from Windows, Chie notes. Even with the increased adoption of Android, Windows still makes up the lion’s share – more than 90 percent -- of the desktop OS market, “especially focused in the enterprise space which is where we see a lot of opportunities.”