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HP Plans To Make Android-Based Tablet, Smartphone

Meg Whitman, CEO, HP told CRN that the company would be a major force in the tablet and mobile PC markets
HP is planning to launch a series of Android-based tablets, according to the website ReadWrite.com.

Android-based tablets would be an extension of HP's growing relationship with Google. Earlier this month, HP announced its first laptop based on the Google Chrome operating system, the HP Pavilion 14 Chromebook, which offers a 14-inch screen and starts at $329.99, according to HP.

According to ReadWrite, HP's Android tablet will be powered by an Nvidia Tegra 4 chip, and the company is also exploring the launch of an Android-powered smartphone.

HP declined to comment on the report.

Meg Whitman, CEO, HP told CRN last fall that she did not expect the company to release a smartphone until at least 2014 but that HP would be a major force in the tablet and mobile PC markets.

HP wouldn't be the first vendor to market an Android tablet, but the company's market share and PC dominance could make it an instant competitor.

The tablet world is heating up in general as new Windows 8 and Windows RT devices also hit the market vying for customer mindshare.
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