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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Doesn't mean HP is all-in
by chithanh on Sun 17th Feb 2013 20:34 UTC
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Some commenters here seem to subscribe to the idea that launching an Android device somehow precludes HP from being innovative or having plans for Web OS.

To me it looks like HP wants to avoid Nokia's mistake of not launching Android phones, even after being publicly called out by carriers to do so. If HP sells what customers want to buy (namely, Android) then this is a sound business strategy. In fact, if HP intends to sell some niche Web OS devices later, it helps to already have a strong presence in mobile. Just like Samsung's success in Android helps them flock Bada and soon Rex/Tizen.

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