Somewhere within the start of this month, stories hit the interwebs of HP reconsidering the smartphones plunge, but still with an underdog when it comes to OS. HP has previously acquired Palm, a company that built the WebOS that was short-lived and later ventured into Android for their tablets and is doing quite badly. The PC business is getting hit by bad sales due to influx of cheap Android tablets and smartphones that many are taking to use in computing.
HP recently considered delving back into smartphones business and promised a differentiated experience, naturally assumed to be another OS like Ubuntu or Firefox OS. Now we have a render floating in the ebbs of the tech blogs clearly indicating an Android device running stock Android. It’s quite easy to dismiss this rumour that was sent in to the guys over at Phone Arena since it has quite basic details including no customizations on the vanilla Android, but we remember the HP Slate 7 was also not skinned at all, just a box with Android.
The render we have here looks like a large device in the tune of 4.5 inches or thereabouts. There also seems to be a front and rear camera, the latter which has a flash and a bold HP logo at the back. The edges are curvy, like the Galaxy S 3 or the LG Optimus G Pro and touch sensitive controls at the screen’s edge. We all know how we consume such right? Keep a pinch of salt nearby while at it.
Source: Phone Arena