All the latest UK technology news, reviews and analysis


MWC: HP undergoes Android conversion with Slate7

24 Feb 2013
The HP Slate7 runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

BARCELONA: Hewlett Packard (HP) has unveiled the Slate7, a 7in Android tablet tartgeting the same space as the popular Google Nexus 7.

Unveiled at Mobile World Congress, the tablet sees HP abandoning its now defunct webOS operating system in favour of Google's Android 4.1 Jelly Bean software.

According to HP, this is part of its push to offer the full 'Google experience,' with the tablet boasting one-touch access to the likes of Google Now, Drive and Mail.

On the spec front, the HP Slate7 also features a nippy 1.6GHz ARM dual-cortex A9 processor, 3MP and 0.3MP dual cameras and integrated Beats Audio technology, as the firm eyes rivals HTC.

"To address the growing interest in tablets among consumers and businesses alike, HP will offer a range of form factors and leverage an array of operating systems," said Alberto Torres, senior vice president of HP's Mobility Global Business Unit.

"Our new HP Slate7 on Android represents a compelling entry point for consumer tablets, while our ground-breaking, business-ready HP ElitePad on Windows 8 is ideal for enterprises and governments. Both deliver the service and support people expect from HP."

While HP is yet to out the tablet's full specifications, the firm tells us that it will make its debut in the US in two month's time with an affordable $169 price-tag. There's no word on UK availability just yet.

Check back soon for our hands-on with the HP Slate7. 

  • Comment  
  • Tweet  
  • Google plus  
  • Facebook  
  • LinkedIn  
  • Stumble Upon  
Carly Page
About

Carly Page joined The INQUIRER as News Editor in April 2012. Before becoming a full-time geek, Carly studied Journalism at the University of Lincoln, and dabbled in the music journalism industry. Carly's main coverage areas include mobile devices, mobile software, telecoms, mobile operators, social networks and anything Breaking Bad related.

View Carly's Google+ profile

 

More on Tablets
What do you think?
blog comments powered by Disqus
Poll

IT curriculum poll

With coding now compulsory in schools, how important are digital skills for the next generation of school leavers?
30%
14%
28%
28%

Popular Threads

Powered by Disqus
Xperia Z2 vs Galaxy Note 3 video review.jpg

Xperia Z2 vs Galaxy Note 3 video review

We pit Sony's 2014 flagship against Samsung's ruling phablet

Updating your subscription status Loading
Newsletters

Get the latest news (daily or weekly) direct to your inbox with V3 newsletters.

newsletter sign-up button
hpv3may

Getting started with virtualisation

Virtualisation can help you reduce costs, improve application availability, and simplify IT
management. However, getting started can be challenging

ibmv3may

Converting big data and analytics insights into results

Successful leaders are infusing analytics throughout their organisations to drive smarter decisions, enable faster actions and optimise outcomes

Customer Services (Fraud Prevention) - Night Shift-Kuala Lumpur

Customer Services (Fraud Prevention) - Night Shift...

Customer Support Specialist - Korean Speaking (Kuala Lumpur)

Customer Support Specialist - Korean Speaking (Kuala...

Customer Support Specialist - Japanese Speaking (Kuala Lumpur)

Customer Support Specialist - Japanese Speaking (Kuala...

[French] Technical Support

The Role We are looking for highly motivated, technically...
To send to more than one email address, simply separate each address with a comma.