HP's new CEO held a meeting yesterday with company employees -- many formerly from Palm, Inc. -- in which she said HP might hold onto the webOS, rather than sell it off.
HP CEO Meg Whitman says that her company is still considering what to do with the webOS. Her predecessor had ended production of smartphones and tablets running this operating system, which HP acquired by buying Palm, Inc.
Ever since HP announced that it was abruptly ending production of smartphones and tablets running webOS, there have been a series of unconfirmed reports saying that this company or that is interested in buying this operating system. The latest of these is Amazon.
In the wake of HP's controversial decision to stop production of webOS-based devices, the company is now giving pink slips to its employees who developed these smartphones and tablets.
HTC's Chairwoman says her company might purchase an operating system for its smartphones and tablets. The name at the top of the list is almost certainly webOS, which HP is shopping around.
Samsung's CEO has flat-out denied a recent rumor that his company is planning to buy the webOS from HP, who recently stopped producing smartphones and tablets with this operating system.
Although HP has stopped making webOS smartphones and tablets, the company hasn't completely given up on this operating system. Samsung may be interested in taking the webOS off HP's hands, and using it instead of Google's Android OS.
The head of Windows Phone 7 development at Microsoft wants developers who were creating webOS apps to switch platforms. This comes after HP announced that it was ending production of devices based on the webOS.
In his latest "From the Editors Desk" column, Ed Hardy discusses why HP was forced to end its plans to release phones and tablets based on the webOS, and what it means for anyone trying to compete with Google and Apple.
HP has just unveiled a major change in its webOS strategy. It is going to stop producing smartphones and tablets running this operating system, but isn't dropping it completely.
Jon Rubinstein, the man responsible more than any other for the creation of the webOS, has been replaced as the head of the HP business unit responsible for the ongoing development of this operating system and associated devices.
The next smartphone running the webOS, the HP Pre 3, is apparently not going to be released as early as originally expected. This will leave fans of this operating system waiting even longer for a handset with a large display and bigger keyboard.
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