WebOS

  • HP To Keep webOS Alive By Making It Open Source

    HP To Keep webOS Alive By Making It Open Source

    Well, there we have it. After weeks of deliberation, HP CEO Meg Whitman has just announced to all of the company’s employees that HP will make webOS’s underlying code available under an open-source license. Before I go any further, I’d like to take this chance to applaud HP on making the right decision: they managed to make some lemonade after all. Read More

  • HP’s Failed webOS Experiment Cost Them $3.3 Billion, But What’s Next?

    HP’s Failed webOS Experiment Cost Them $3.3 Billion, But What’s Next?

    We knew that HP’s gamble on webOS was an expensive one, but thanks to the company’s Q4 and full-year financials, we’re finally getting a feel for just how dearly the webOS experiment cost them. This past year, the company lost a staggering $3.3 billion thanks to their most recent foray into the mobile space. I know I’m not the first to say this, nor will I be the last… Read More

  • Report: HP Still Looking To Offload Palm, Amazon Named As Top Contender

    Report: HP Still Looking To Offload Palm, Amazon Named As Top Contender

    The Kindle Fire announcement set the interwebs ablaze as Amazon burst into the tablet scene. But the retailer-turned-CE player might be looking to go a different way in the future. Amazon has been named as Palm’s current top suitor among “a handful of contenders” as HP looks to rid itself from the TouchPad/webOS disaster. It’s unclear from VentureBeat’s leaks… Read More

  • Android TouchPad Project Finally Gets Working Touch Screens

    Android TouchPad Project Finally Gets Working Touch Screens

    Regardless of your thoughts on what OS should be used on HP’s TouchPad, work on getting a fully-featured version of Android up and running continues unabated. There’s been a lot of progress in the past few weeks, but a group of devs revealed today that one crucial piece of the puzzle has just been popped into place: the touch screen finally works! Read More

  • It’s Official: WebOS Is Divorcing From Palm’s Hardware

    It’s Official: WebOS Is Divorcing From Palm’s Hardware

    You’re excused if you didn’t notice a pair of memos leaked to PreCentral this weekend. It was a holiday and, more important, neither of them particularly matter. They involved HP’s WebOS initiative and they state, in short, that the hardware part of the team is hitting the bricks while the software group will remain ensconced close to HP’s putrescent heart. Why? Because… Read More

  • Samsung CEO, “We Don’t Want HP’s Garbage” — Or Something Like That

    Samsung CEO, “We Don’t Want HP’s Garbage” — Or Something Like That

    The future of webOS is a little less uncertain now that Samsung’s CEO, Choi Gee Sung, grabbed rumors of buying HP’s webOS business by the cuff, laughed in its face and then coldly stabbed the rumor in the heart. Choi, in response to a report’s question about the recent analyst report, stated, “It’s not right that acquiring an operating system is becoming a… Read More

  • Samsung May Buy webOS, Recruits Former HP Exec

    Samsung May Buy webOS, Recruits Former HP Exec

    When HP decided to kill off webOS, most people were more concerned with who would snatch up the PC business that went tumbling down the trash chute alongside it. A few options were thrown out, but most bets were placed on Samsung, who’s reportedly been looking to outsource some notebook orders. Little did we know, Samsung may be interested in grabbing webOS, too. Read More

  • HP Pre 3 Will Never Come To US, But It’s Crazy Cheap In Europe

    HP Pre 3 Will Never Come To US, But It’s Crazy Cheap In Europe

    On the heels of the HP’s first and likely last webOS fire sale, word has come from across the pond thatthey’re also deeply discounting the cost of the newly-launched Pre 3 smartphone in most European markets. While it was originally available for the princely sum of £299 in the U.K. and €349 in France (both around $500), HP’s price evisceration brings the cost down to… Read More

  • Microsoft Wooing WebOS Developers With Free Phones And Training

    Microsoft Wooing WebOS Developers With Free Phones And Training

    In the aftermath of HP’s decision to axe all WebOS products, the question for many a developer is “what’s next?” While I’m sure a few WebOS diehards will continue to work on the platform (and hopefully create some great new apps for all of the bargain bin TouchPads out there), Microsoft has opened their arms to these disenfranchised developers. Brandon Watson… Read More

  • HP To Apple: You Win.

    HP To Apple: You Win.

    As I write this, I’m sitting in a cafe. Around me, there are five people on laptops — four of them are MacBooks. Four other people are using tablets — all four are iPads. Welcome to the Post-PC world. That phrase was one of the first things that jumped to my mind today when I heard the news that HP was not only killing off their TouchPad and Pre webOS-based products, but… Read More