Rumor has it that we might just see an all-new HP Tablet release date before the end of the year.
In all honesty, Hewlett Packard is not the first or even the fifteenth name that springs to mind when you think of mobile consumer tech. No…instead you’re more likely to associate the name with laptops, desktops and printers, which technically isn’t such a bad thing.
After all, does HP really want to be remembered for its disastrous attempts to enter the Tablet PC marketplace with the HP TouchPad – a flawed device that was slashed in price and summarily discontinued just months after its release date?
Of course not, which is why this time around HP is looking to learn from its mistakes and incorporate one of the most powerful tools for success in the business – Google’s Android OS at the helm.
Various new reports have surfaced to suggest that a new HP Tablet is in the pipeline which will be based on Nvidia’s Tegra 3 platform, boasting top-tier specs across the board and running which ever version of Android is on the table when its release date rolls around.
Speaking of which – we’re told to expect the new HP Tablet to land early in the third-quarter, so probably late summer.
HP’s various notebooks and hybrid devices are certainly proving popular the world over even today, but with regard to standard Tablet PCs the company’s track-record has been abysmal. However, like most in the PC game it is beginning to hit home that the Tablet PC market is where it’s at for 2013 and only stands to keep exploding in size and lucrative potential over the years to come.
So, replacing its own Web OS operating system with Android could very well prove to be the golden move needed to take the next HP Tablet right to the top of the tablet with the biggest players. Some had expected any future Tablet PCs from Hewlett Packard to remain faithful to Windows as features on its desktop and laptop ranges, but with such ferocious competition on the market it is becoming a case of following consumer demand first and taking loyalties into account as an afterthought.