Hewlett-Packard is reported to have plans to enter the Android tablet market by joining hands with Google and creating an tablet, according to a report by ReadWrite. The tablet will have an NVIDIA Tegra 4 chip, which was announced during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas in January. Tegra 4 is one of the first quad-core chips based on the more modern ARM Cortex-A15 design which would make the tablet quite powerful.
HP already offers a Windows 8 tablet but does not have plans to create tablets with Windows RT. The move with Google should be beneficial for the company, which has come behind HTC, Motorola, Apple in the mobile computing race. The move will also help Google with getting a even larger footing in the Personal Computer area. HP is one of the largest computer maker in the world.
HP’s recent history in the mobile computing world has not fared well. HP acquired Palm in 2010 at a cost of $1.2 billion but had to stop its mobile products unit after failures. HP however still leads the market in Personal Computers, with sales better then Lenovo, according to Canalys. We will have to wait for official word from HP on this matter, as HP declined to comment on plans.
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