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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What's the surprise'
by Lobotomik on Fri 15th Feb 2013 12:07 UTC
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Aside printers and instrumentation, HP has never done much innovation. They have built run-of-the-mill PCs that ran Microsoft Windows, and run-of-the-mill PDAs that ran Microsoft Windows Pocket PC. They've only tried once to exit the trodden path, not by designing anything, but by buying Palm, with disastrous results for everybody involved.

So, now the go Android? I wish them well. They can make nice tablets in volume, that's for sure, if they can offload the OS like they've (almost) always done.

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