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Hewlett-Packard to roll out high-end Android tablet, report says

February 14, 2013|By Salvador Rodriguez
  • Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman delivers a speech during the Global Influencer Summit 2012 in Shanghai.
Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman delivers a speech during the Global Influencer… (Shanghai Daily - Imaginechina )

Hewlett-Packard is reportedly working on a high-end tablet that would run on Google's Android operating system.

A report this week by ReadWrite.com says HP has been putting together a new tablet since before Thanksgiving, and it could be nearing an official announcement for the device.

The report, which cites two unnamed sources, is thin on details but says the rumored Android tablet would run on an NVIDIA Tegra 4 chip and could be announced after the Mobile World Congress conference in late February.

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HP has continued to lead in PC sales, but it has largely been absent from the tablet market. When asked about the rumored device, HP declined to comment.

Although HP has traditionally made products that work with Microsoft's software, an Android tablet would be the second time the company teams up with Google for a major project.

This month, HP announced its first Chromebook, which are laptops that use Google's Chrome OS operating system.

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