HP Joins Android Tablet Race

Android 4.2 Jelly Bean LogoHP is finally joining the Android Tablet race. After its failure with WebOS TouchPad, it is now going back to the tablet market. This time armed with Android. Android cannot be ignored in today mobile world.

ReadWrite reports in “HP To Adopt Android For Upcoming Mobile Devices” :

HP’s first Android device will be a high-end tablet that is powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra 4 chip, and it could be announced soon, according to two sources familiar with the matter (the sources spoke on the condition that they not be named because they are not authorized to discuss unreleased products).

The tablet has been in the works since before Thanksgiving and sources say it could be one of the first tablets to ship with the Tegra 4. NVIDIA’s latest mobile chip was just announced during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January and it features some impressive specs, but we have not seen many devices adopt it yet. NVIDIA’s own Project Shield gaming system is slated to debut Tegra 4 in the second quarter of 2013, while partners Toshiba and VIZIO are also reported to be working on Tegra 4 tablets.

There are no other details, other than its Tegra 4 processors. The use of Tegra 4 processors does imply that HP is going for the high-end market, rather than the low-end market. We will see soon enough, as HP is expected to make an announcement during MWC 2013 in Barcelona.