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HP's new Slatebook 14 will run Android OS

We’ve all become accustomed to PCs running Chrome OS these days. Google’s free desktop/notebook operating system is slowly picking up steam in the U.S. market. According to the NDP Group, Chrome OS was installed on 21 percent of consumer notebooks sold in the U.S. from January through November of 2013.
 
A new leaked video shows that HP is readying a new 14” 1080p touchscreen notebook running an operating system from Google. However, this notebook won’t come with Chrome OS — it will run Android.

 
According to 9to5Google, the Slatebook 14 will be fully certified for Google Mobile Services (GMS), meaning that it will have access to the Google Play Store along with Gmail, YouTube, and Maps apps.
 
The Slatebook 14 will reportedly come equipped with a quad-core Tegra 4 or Tegra 1k processor that is paired with 2GB of RAM. Other features will include Beats Audio, HDMI-out, and a cellular connectivity option.
 
HP’s decision to go with Android instead of Chrome OS is a curious one; some people already complain that tablet apps for Android are simply “stretched smartphone apps”, so we’d be interested in seeing what people think of Android apps on a 14” notebook.

Sources: 9to5Google, Notebook Italia





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