Android And Chrome OS Could Reap Big Windfalls From Slowing Worldwide PC Economy | TechCrunch (click for full article) by Darrell Etherington - August 8, 2013 The global PC market is shrinking, and continues to trend downward according to recent numbers, which means there are a lot of concerned device-makers looking around for what to do next. Acer is one of those companies, and the firm is looking to pin the blame on Windows and find a better option, according to the WSJ. That might be a very popular tune in the next few years from other OEMs like Acer, and that's great news for Google. Acer is looking to mitigate its PC market losses by growing its non-Windows business, and by doing that fast. Android is the logical choice for smartphone and tablet plans, and Acer President Jim Wang told investors during his company's quarterly results conference call last night that he "sees a new market there for Chromebooks."