HP to stick with Microsoft for Windows 8 tablets

Zac Bowden

HP revealed on Thursday that the company is planning to stay with Microsoft and work on tablets for the Windows 8 operating system. HP originally announced that they had plans to spin off their Personal Systems Group (PSG), which is responsible for PCs and accessories.

Todd Bradley, who is executive vice president at HP, revealed that the company has plans to continue working on tablets for Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system, which comes just after a rumor about HP testing Windows 8 on TouchPads on TouchPads. Todd Bradley continues: “I hardly think that we’re too late, the work we’re doing with Microsoft is extraordinarily compelling, ultraportables are compelling.”

HP CEO Meg Whitman, announced on Thursday that they had no plans to scrap it’s Personal Computer Division. Meg Whitman said: “HP objectively evaluated the strategic, financial and operational impact of spinning off PSG. It’s clear after our analysis that keeping PSG within HP is right for customers and partners, right for shareholders, and right for employees,” said Meg Whitman, HP president and chief executive officer. “HP is committed to PSG, and together we are stronger.”

HP is the biggest PC company in the world, the company ships the largest amount of Personal Computers worldwide, and is going to play a huge part in Microsoft’s release of Windows 8.

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