HP's Jon Rubinstein Leaves The Company, webOS Dies A Little More
While not surprising, the departure is symbolic of webOS' place in the world. While it will survive in open source form, no new consumer devices will be marketed with webOS, effectively rendering it dead in the marketplace. It's a shame, too. webOS remains one of the best mobile operating systems on the market, bringing new ideas like Touchstone and Cards to market, but Palm / HP could never quite gain the momentum they needed to take a meaningful amount of market share from the other major players. Hopefully we'll see Jon surface at another mobile company soon -- we're sure some of his input would useful in a thing like Android, right?