Former Palm CEO: HP’s Android Tablet Tossed

Published on September 28, 2010
by John Paczkowski

Confirming what we first reported here back in July, former Palm CEO Jon Rubinstein–who currently heads up Hewlett-Packard’s mobility group, tells the Financial Times that HP has abandoned plans for its Android tablet. Also headed for a dirt nap, the Android smartphone the company was building.

From the FT:

HP is on track to deliver a tablet computer running webOS early next year, as well as a Windows-based tablet that will ship sooner, he said. It has abandoned a project to launch a smartphone based on Google’s Android open source operating system and there will be no tablet based on the system, Mr. Rubinstein said.

Seems HP did indeed reconsider its multi-OS strategy in light of the Palm acquisition and concluded that three operating systems was one too many–at least as far as mobile devices are concerned. For printers it’s just fine, as a commenter below notes.

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