Hewlett Packard has announced that future mobile devices will run on Android software. Although the news is a big thumbs-up for Google, meaning that even more tablets and smartphones will be powered by Mountain View’s little green men, it casts a bit shadow over HP’s abillity to innovate, and shows just how far back it has dropped in the race for mobile dominance. First product off the HP-Android production line is expected to be a high-end tablet, powered by Nvidia‘s Tegus 4 chip. Meg Whitman, the firm’s CEO has already indicated that there are no plans for a smartphone this year, although one source claimed that the firm was “exploring” the idea of an Android-powered cell.
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