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
Lobotomik
Member since:
2006-01-03

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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RE: What's the surprise'
by Neolander on Sat 16th Feb 2013 00:22 in reply to "What's the surprise'"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Well, I wouldn't mind it if HP built computers like they build scientist stuff.

HP calculators bring quite a lot of value for the money if you don't mind going the outsider route, and I know of few pieces of computer hardware that are as predictable, well-documented, and easy to program as the average GPIB instrument.

Edited 2013-02-16 00:27 UTC

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RE: What's the surprise'
by lucas_maximus on Mon 18th Feb 2013 08:22 in reply to "What's the surprise'"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Sorry HP workstations are bloody good. I am writing this on one.

Consumer line != Business Line.

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