HP Going with Android After All For NVIDIA Tegra 4 Powered Tablets
According to ReadWrite, HP is jumping on the Android bandwagon, a decision Google is obviously thrilled about. HP's first Android tablet will be a high-end slate built around NVIDIA's Tegra 4 SoC, though when it will come out is not yet known. Sources "familiar with the matter" tell ReadWrite that an announcement could come "soon."
HP's TouchPad failed miserably, but that hasn't deterred the OEM from trying to compete in the tablet space.
HP is increasingly cozy with Google these days. In addition to prepping an Android tablet, the OEM also recently launched what's being billed as the first full-size Chromebook, a 14-inch machine that's now available to purchase starting at $330. Between the Pavilion Chromebook and upcoming Android tablet, that's a lot of love being shown for Google at a time when Microsoft is aggressively pushing its Windows 8 platform.
If all that weren't enough, there's talk that HP is considering the launch of an Android smartphone, though nothing is remotely imminent at this point.