A source speaking to ZDNet confirms HP, the world's number one PC maker by shipments, is developing at least one Android tablet. But the computer maker will not be ditching Windows 8, or its relationship with Microsoft, any time soon.
HP will be playing catch up in the tablet space, after first dabbling with the TouchPad back in 2010. The tablet, which was nothing remarkable by any standards, was one of the best selling tablets of the year thanks to a company firesale of the product.
It comes at a time just after Microsoft loaned $2 billion to Dell as part of efforts to buy it out of the stock market. The move was seen as a bid by Microsoft to help secure the world's second largest PC maker by shipments investment in Windows 8.
So far, Microsoft's latest operating system has seen modest sales and an uptick in month-on-month traction in share, but has fallen short compared to previous versions of the desktop software since its launch in October.