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HP Slate 7 hands-on with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

In case you missed the news this afternoon, HP has entered the Android tablet game with their very first HP Slate 7 running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. What we have here is a sleek little budget friendly tablet to try and take on the Nexus 7 all for the low price of just $169. Below we have a few hands-on pictures and videos to see if it's worth your dollar.

HP Slate 7 detailed with 4.1 Jelly Bean and dual-core for $169

This afternoon in Barcelona the folks from HP have officially entered the Android tablet game. We heard rumors it was coming, and now it's confirmed. Today HP has announced a new 7-inch Android tablet that they hope will take on the Nexus 7, and other budget friendly slates. With mid-range specs and a low price can this dual-core lower resolution tablet compete for $169? Read on for all the details.

Upcoming HP devices tipped to run Android

Apparently, HP has been working on a tablet since Thanksgiving of last year. The tablet is said to be running on the Android operating system, and will also be one of the first tablets to ship with NVIDIA's Tegra 4 processor. Not only that, but reports have been saying that HP is also planning on launching an HP smartphone running Android, however, according to Meg Whitman, HP will not be launching any phones in 2013.

Samsung leads the global smart connected device market in Q3

The research firm IDC has come out with some new numbers that offer an interesting insight into the smart device market for Q3 2012. The overall market saw huge growth of 27.1% during Q3, reaching a record of 303.6 million units shipped. Overall, the market was worth a staggering $140.4 billion during the third quarter of 2012.

HP Bender Android smartphone leaks in benchmarks

Whoa! It appears that HP is looking to possibly mount a comeback because an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich powered HP Bender smartphone has been spotted in a few benchmarks. HP could be looking to start up right where webOS left off and switch gears to the wonderful world of Android -- just like they should have done years ago.

Core WebOS developers defect to Google

It's not a popular fact among the Android faithful, but Ice Cream Sandwich has a lot of the same design DNA as HP's (and formerly Palm's) WebOS, thanks to designer Matias Duarte. Now Google is getting a fresh batch of concerts from the WebOS team. The Enyo developer team helped create the HTML5 framework for the HP TouchPad, and The Verge has announced that they're making their way to Google soon.

HP TouchPad CM9 Alpha 1 adds hardware video decoding

IT's that time again, TouchPad owners: break out the recoveries and clear your download queue. The CyanogenMod 9 developers have posted the latest build of Ice cream Sandwich for the HP TouchPad, this time getting it to the lofty heights of Alpha 1. There's not a whole lot of differences between this and Alpha .6 a few weeks ago, but the addition of hardware-decoded video should be enough to get you excited. Power users, you know the drill: download the ROM from here, make a nandroid backup and flash. Hop to it.

HP releases source code for its internal TouchPad Android kernel to CyanogenMod

Right about the time that HP ran its now legendary TouchPad fire sale, a few lucky customers received TouchPads inexplicably running Android. Apparently the PC manufacturer had been testing Gingerbread builds on its tablet (which runs Palm's WebOS natively). As a show of solidarity to the development community, HP has now released the source code for its own internal version of the Android kernel to the CyanogenMod team. CyanogenMod maintains the most popular TouchPad Android port, CyanogenMod 7 Gingerbread, as well as the new CM9 Ice Cream Sandwich. You can read all the juicy details over at RootzWiki.
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