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HP to build Android flavored tablet?

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HP to build Android flavored tablet?
According to a well-placed source familiar with the project, HP is about to introduce an Android powered tablet. This is not going to be just any tablet, but a high-end model powered by the NVIDIA Tegra 4. The latter was introduced during CES and is expected to debut in the second quarter with NVIDIA's Project Shield gaming system. Meanwhile, HP's slate has been in the works since Thanksgiving. Other manufacturers like Toshiba are planning tablets using the chip.

HP's Android flavored tablet is said to use a Tegra 4 processor

HP's Android flavored tablet is said to use a Tegra 4 processor

The report says that HP will be holding private meetings during MWC, most likely to show off the tablet. HP is not expected to unveil the tablet to the public during the event at Barcelona. The company is going to need to really differentiate itself from the other Android tablets out there, and not wanting to do it with price, the only alternative is to compete on features.

HP's decision to go with Android comes after its failed attempt to profit from webOS. Can HP make a go out of it this time after the failure that was the purchase of Palm? webOS had the stink of failure on it by the time HP made its ill-fated purchase. This time, with Android, things should be a lot different.

source: ReadWrite

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posted on 13 Feb 2013, 18:57 5

1. BREvenson (Posts: 240; Member since: 17 May 2012)

Before anyone jumps on the "HP tried that already" wagon, take notice: This is not a WebOS tablet like before. That tablet (and OS) was doomed from the start and only started selling big after they discontinued it and marked it down.

I think HP could really break the mold with a solid tablet, especially if it holds a quad-core Tegra 4, LTE, and the latest Android OS. Throw in Beats Audio and you have THE multimedia powerhouse for the masses.

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 19:13

3. nikenturd (unregistered)

Nvidia doesn't even make the best chip, duh...they are grossly overrated in thetablet/smartphone universe..oh and Beats is just a software tweak...nothin special

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 19:48 4

5. BREvenson (Posts: 240; Member since: 17 May 2012)

Not the best chips, but Nvidia is still impressive. The Tegra SoC is one of the most common processors out there, used in devices such as the Transformer Infinity, the Surface, One X and Nexus 7. Well-balanced and capable of handling a workload.

As for Beats Audio, it's a tweak, yet a noticeable tweak. Beats is pretty much a custom equalizer that allows higher quality output, but it does make a difference depending on what hardware/peripherals are used. For multimedia, it's a good way to go..

posted on 17 Feb 2013, 18:31

12. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)

We'll just have to wait and see this "high-end" tablet and judge 4 ourselves.

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 19:10 4

2. nikenturd (unregistered)

Hey HP...just a tip....if you want to stay alive in the tablet arena, better price it competitively, don't do a Sony puhhhleeeez

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 21:11 2

7. Giggity (Posts: 147; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)

I fully support another $99 firesale xD

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 19:16

4. ajac09 (Posts: 1482; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

Since they are making a Chrome book this isnt to much of a shock. and with them using a tegra 4 will make this very interesting. I wonder if they will try and stream games from there windows laptops and desktops to the device.

posted on 13 Feb 2013, 19:57 1

6. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

They might as well.

posted on 14 Feb 2013, 01:02 1

8. VLaRueC (Posts: 182; Member since: 18 Dec 2012)

I bought the TouchPad when it was first launched. It was not a failure by any means. HP simply gave up on it. Big difference in deeming it a failure on arrival - in my opinion.

posted on 14 Feb 2013, 03:37

9. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

i might would take a 8.2"-10.1" one with Stock Android and a cheaper price tag. o:

posted on 14 Feb 2013, 06:06 1

10. vijaysivakula (Posts: 224; Member since: 17 Aug 2011)

WebOS was not doomed. That was one of the best OSes available at that time. I would say that was equal to or better than IOS or Android and definitely better than Windows Phone (7/7.5/7.8/8). That failed because Palm did not know how to reap the benefits of their rocksolid os and HP being HP (read "dumbass") killed it before it even breathed its first. Who on earth would spend millions / billiions in acquiring a company, working on the products, manufacturing so many devices and then pronouncing them dead before they even hit the market?

HP, Please dont do a halfassed job with this at least.

posted on 14 Feb 2013, 14:52 1

11. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

Apotheker was a pretty bad CEO. "OMG the Touchpad isnt selling liek the Ipad after a month on the market, KILL IT!"

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