It’s been a while since we heard about the tablet device that HP was supposed to be introducing with Android on-board. That’s probably because the project is now on hold, if AllThingsD is to be believed. Their sources inside HP have told them that the planned 2010 release has been pushed back, but there’s no indication on when (or if) it’ll ever be sparked back up.
Many suggest HP could be doubling back on their plans to work on adapting their newly-acquired webOS (which they got through acquiring Palm) for tablets – with their first slate with the OS rumored to be out this fall. It honestly comes to us as no surprise: webOS is a fantastically crafted operating system and HP has full no-holds-barred (wrestling fans, work with me here) access to it.
The reasoning hasn’t been discussed with ATD, however, but that just makes the most sense to me. For whatever reason, the future is now unclear for the relationship between HP and Android.