Android has become a hedge against Microsoft and Windows

On Tuesday, the largest PC maker in the world — a dubious distinction these days — added a laptop-tablet hybrid to its growing stable of products based on Google operating systems.

HP SlateBook x2 is an Android first for HP. It’s “powered by Android, the world’s most popular mobile operating system…100 percent tablet, 100 percent notebook, 100 percent Android,” according to the company’s ad copy.

The operative phrase is “most popular mobile operating system.” HP knows that mobile, not desktop, OSes are where things are headed.