HP to make Android tablets, report says
It already offers a Windows 8 tablet; now Hewlett-Packard is diving into the crowded market for Android tablets, according to a report.
Hewlett-Packard is doing an Android tablet too, according to a report from ReadWrite.
HP's first Android tablet will be a "high-end" affair based on Nvidia's upcoming Tegra 4 chip, according to the blog.
"It could be announced soon," the report said.
This would come about two years after. In August of 2011, the company only a month and a half after the device's introduction.
It also ended plans for a WebOS-based phone at that time.
HP had also been slated to make a Windows RT tablet based on the same kinds of chips found in Android devices but canceled that project.
HP currently offers the Windows 8-based ElitePad 900 tablet and a Windows 8 hybrid tablet-laptop: the Envy x2.
An Nvidia Tegra 4-based Android tablet would likely be one of the faster Android devices on the market -- if HP comes out with it soon. The Tegra 4 is one of the first quad-core chips based on ARM's new Cortex-A15 design.
HP is also exploring an Android phone, though this is less of certainty at this point, the report said.
HP is not a complete stranger to Google operating systems.for $330 based on an Intel chip.
HP declined to comment.