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HP is Planning to Offer a 'differentiated experience' With Their Android Phone

Discussion in 'Android News' started by dgstorm, Jul 1, 2013.

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    HP has already shown they are committed to the Android brand by announcing several new Android based products like the Slate 7 and the Slatebook X2. There has been some speculation that HP would eventually offer an HP Android smartphone of some kind, as the company is supposedly planning to "aggressively attack" the smartphone and tablet markets. Obviously, so far, they have only announced Android tablets, but now there are hints from within the company that a new HP Android smartphone is on the Horizon, and that HP plans to offer a unique product.

    An HP Asia Pacific exec was recently asked if they were planning an Android smartphone, and here was his response,

    He elaborated,

    So, what kind of "differentiated experience" do you think they could offer that would make you consider an HP smartphone?

    Source: AndroidAuthority
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    Let's see what they can do.
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    How about an android device with a WebOS style launcher?

    from my spanking new Samsung Note 2
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    I don't have faith in HP to innovate. They have been a follower for too long, and typically enter a market late and with mediocre quality control.
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    My wife use to work for hp years ago as a website tester, and always said their computers sucked, but they made great printers. I guess we will see what they come out with.

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    Welcome to the forums

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    Thanks. I've only been lurking a few years. Not sure why I picked this thread to post.
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    HP is a lot like Dell in the mobile world. They release a few phones and they flop. They wait a few years then try to "revolutionize" again.

    Let me see if I can guess this out:

    - Will come with decent specs. Nothing mind blowing, but it'll be okay
    - Will run 4.0/4.1 (even if it comes out a year from now, it will run an extremely outdated version)
    - It will be heavily skinned and filled with HP stuff. A dedicated app to find ink for your HP printer ;)
    - It will not launch on any carrier. Meaning you'll have to pay for it unlocked from HP
    - No one will buy it and HP will just let it die off
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    Even if you don't have their stuff. "Oh you wanted computer drivers? Here's a bunch of bloatware and... You guessed it... Printer software. You know, for that printer you don't have?" Did I get the experience right?

    Sent from my IdeaTabS2109A-F using Xparent Skyblue Tapatalk 2
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    Hewlett Packard handhelds??

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    Yeah, pretty much.
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    This is why it will never work.

    HP had WebOS. A mobile OS that could have easily been #3 (even verizon thought so). If it could have matured at the rate of iOS and Android it would have been amazing. The problem was there weren't devices coming out fast enough for it, and the ones that did were complete rehashes. HP got it and had these amazing plans, but never implemented any of them. Then when they did it was like "OH, too late, LOL".

    Probably the only successful WebOS device from them was the TouchPad, and that's only when it got discontinued.
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    Considering HP's luck outside of computers and printers I don't think this will be a good thing for them.
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