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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Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Thu 14th Feb 2013 23:25 UTC
shmerl
Member since:
2010-06-08

Instead, they could team up with Sailfish alliance for example. Or to do something else original.

Edited 2013-02-14 23:27 UTC

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RE: Comment by shmerl
by lucas_maximus on Mon 18th Feb 2013 08:19 in reply to "Comment by shmerl"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Why do that when there is a popular and well proven platform?

There is no point investing in a platform that has a question future and not a huge amount of momentum behind it.

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RE: Comment by shmerl
by zima on Thu 21st Feb 2013 23:59 in reply to "Comment by shmerl"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

they could team up with Sailfish alliance for example. Or to do something else original

Uhm, they just tried that, with WebOS. Didn't end good for them.

And with Sailfish we might of course hope for the best - but better expect failfish...

Edited 2013-02-22 00:05 UTC

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