Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th Feb 2013 22:44 UTC, submitted by twitterfire
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Having failed to carve out a place for itself in the post-PC era, Hewlett-Packard is now taking drastic measures - by adopting Google's Android operating system to run a series of upcoming mobile devices. It's a bit of a Hail Mary pass for HP, which has fallen years behind its rivals in the mobile space. It's also a big win for Google, which adds another powerful partner to the Android ecosystem." Ugh.
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HP has a chance
by r_a_trip on Fri 15th Feb 2013 09:45 UTC
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My, my, what doom and gloom in this thread. While supplying Android based hardware isn't particularly innovative and HP is late to the game, they still could make a killing. Do what Google doesn't dare doing. Go full on Nexus with top of the line specs in the hardware.

People would like Google updated hardware, but the Google Nexus phone line is too conservative with specs to be killer. Google needs to keep the Samsung's, HTC's, Sony's, LG's, etc. happy. So the Nexus is a safe, not quite high end line.

HP could become a Nexus champion by bringing out hardware that can compete with the big "Android-with-annoying-skin" vendor's hardware, but keep Android stock. I know I'd buy a Nexus HP Phone, if it measured up to the top of the line Galaxy, Experia and Optimus lines.

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