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Can a group of independent developers do for webOS what HP couldn't do? It certainly couldn't do any worse.
Palm Treo devotees and those longing to run some old Palm OS apps on their new Android smartphones can rejoice!StyleTap has just released a platform for Google's operating system, allowing users to take a stroll down memory lane.
As smartphone ownership increases, so does the demand for overall satisfaction from these devices. The biggest factor currently affecting customer satisfaction is smartphone battery life and performance, according to a study by J.D. Power and Associates.
A new blog post from Brighthand's site editor takes a look at some new information on what HP's original plan was to make Palm's webOS into serious competition for the iPhone and Android... a plan that was not followed.
Looking back over 2011, there have been some spectacular failures, but some big successes, too. The Brighthand editorial staff considers the previous 12 months and picks the winners and losers, from Apple to Windows Phone, from AT&T to Verizon.
In the days when Palm OS was the top mobile platform, thousands of apps were written for it. Now, Palm OS is almost forgotten, but developers can use a software development kit from StyleTap to turn their old Palm OS apps into ones that will run on the iPhone.
HP's CEO announced today a new course for webOS: it is being made open source, and HP engineers and any developers who are interested will keep updating and improving it. The company even plans to release new devices with this operating system.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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