HP has had a less than stellar history with Android in the past, but it seems to be quite intent on making up for that. If these latest sightings become reality, then we might be seeing two new Android devices from the PC maker, one of which might just be HP’s first Android smartphone.
The first of the devices, the HP Browser 10 x2, seems to be taking a page out of the Slatebook x2. This device is rumored to be a tablet/notebook hybrid, sporting the same detachable keyboard arrangement. It is running on an NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor, just like the Slatebook x2. Unlike the older device however, the Browser 10 x2 is only sports a strange 1920×1008 resolution, which makes it a few pixels short of full HD capacity.
Probably more interesting to some folks is the second device. The Slate 6 Voice Tab, as the name suggests, is a 6-inch tablet with voice support. While ASUS has a similar tablet with voice capabilities in its 7-inch Fonepad 7, the size of HP’s device lumps its more with phablets, just like the gigantic Samsung Galaxy Mega. The Slate 6 Voice Tab won’t be powered by a Tegra but will instead be sporting a 1 GHz quad-core Marvell processor and a Vivante GC1000 GPU. It’s screen resolution is also limited to 1212×720. The specs seem to indicate that HP is intending this tablet for a slightly mid- to low-range market.
Neither of the tablets will be running the latest Android release, with the HP Browser 10 x2 running Android 4.3 and the HP Slate 6 Voice Tab having an even older Android 4.2. That said, at the moment these are still temporary figures and speculation that could very well change, or may never even get released at all.