HP does have much of a presence at CES this year, but they are at ShowStoppers and Digital Experience. One of the things that they were showing off is a “Technology Demo” of Google’s Android OS running on an ultra slim netbook style device. HP wouldn’t say much about what’s under the hood on this marvel, other than a SnapDragon processor running at an unknown speed and some sort of solid state memory for the limited storage it offers.
Sorry about the rough picture.
The general idea here is to provide a mobile device for people that work in the cloud. It offers instant on and quickly suspends when you close the lid, in order to ensure the best life out of the battery.
When asked if this device could possibly make it to production this year, HP simply restated that this is a technology demo only and they can’t talk about possible future products or roadmaps.
I have to admit that I was very impressed by this unit. I wasn’t too sure about the Android laptop rumors that have floated around in the past, but after seeing HPs technology demo, I’m sold and looking forward to the possibilities that this will bring with it.