H-P (HPQ) is officially done with webOS and embracing Android. LG has bought webOS and related...

|About: HP Inc. (HPQ)|By:, SA News Editor

H-P (HPQ) is officially done with webOS and embracing Android. LG has bought webOS and related IP from H-P, with plans use it in smart TVs. H-P tried to reinvent webOS as an app development platform, but that didn't go far, and much of the team left for Google. Meanwhile, H-P has announced the Slate 7, a $170 7" Android tablet that supports H-P's ePrint tech, but sports ho-hum specs otherwise. H-P, which has delayed making Windows RT tablets, says it wants to "have a broad set of [tablets] on the market" - Microsoft might not be thrilled to hear that. (high-end tablet rumor)