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Remember webOS? How could you forget, right? The long-lost mobile operating system that was placed in an early grave once HP purchased Palm is seemingly back from the dead, with a zombie-like appearance on an upcoming LG HDTV. Rumors were flying years ago that LG was planning on producing a webOS-based television... Read more...
Jon Rubinstein, the former Chief Executive Officer of Palm, was willing to discuss the company's sale to Hewlett-Packard, and to say he may regret that decision is putting it lightly. Not only was it a bad decision on hindsight, but he called it a "waste" since HP ultimately ended up wiping its hands of webOS, the... Read more...
Shining stars rarely fade away; they just appear in difference places. Such is life for on Jon Rubinstein, which floated from Palm to HP, and now, to Qualcomm. The man largely connected with defining webOS during Palm's comeback days feel out of the public's view lately, but now he's back in a big way. Qualcomm has announced the election of... Read more...
Surprise! LG has agreed to acquire webOS from Hewlett-Packard, potentially breathing new life into an operating system that was on the brink of death. Under terms of the deal, LG gains rights to the webOS source code, all related documentation and websites, and even a team of engineers. It's not known how much LG is paying for webOS, though... Read more...
It’s been a long road back from the brink for webOS, but today HP kept its promise about reviving the mobile operating system and unveiled webOS 1.0 just weeks after debuting a beta version. “Our combined efforts with the community and hard work have paid off, and we are now ready to move on to the next phase together,” the... Read more...
Back in January, HP pledged to open source the floundering webOS by September 2012, and wouldn’t you know it, the company delivered on its promise. The webOS beta is now available, and it includes 54 components (under the Apache 2.0 license) and two separate build environments--one is a desktop build, and the other is an OpenEmbedded... Read more...
It's never fun to say goodbye to an old friend, but sometimes, it's necessary. The same is true when it comes to technology. The floppy disc was a good pal, but there came a point where it just wasn't needed. The same could be said of webOS, now that Palm was swallowed by HP and effectively shut down altogether. So... Read more...
HP promised to open source webOS, its onetime mobile operating system, and the company has indeed been making good on that promise, with the fully open platform available in August. Of course, the looming question for any technology that gets turned loose into the open source universe is whether or not anyone will actually care enough to invest... Read more...
WebOS may be "dead," but it's far from gone and buried. HP noted that the software would live on in some form or another, with open source coding to be released into the wild so that device lovers could do with it what they wanted. As 2012 hits full stride, WebOS is poking its head out of the door once more, with deliver of quite a few things... Read more...
And just like that, he's out. The former head of Palm is leaving HP, and with webOS all but buried, it's no real surprise. HP's acquisition of Palm proved disastrous, and after Jon Rubinstein was shifted into a product innovation role after the first major blow to webOS, we sort of figured he wouldn't hang around too... Read more...
These are strange, strange days that we're living in. HP buys Palm, then basically kills it when they murdered webOS. But then, due to consumer outcries (or just guilt?), webOS is brought back into the fold, but not in a shipping product. No, HP is actually going to invest time and resources to open source webOS. Yes, really. The company this... Read more...
Research In Motion has reportedly trimmed its list of future BlackBerry 10 devices down to just a single handset, The upcoming device, BlackBerry London. Up until now, RIM was working on the BlackBerry Colt, which was supposed to be the first BlackBerry OS 10 device. Betting everything on just one handset is a risky... Read more...
In almost the same moment that webOS looked like it was effectively being put out to pasture by HP, hope glimmers for the mobile operating system. HP CEP Meg Whitman told TechCrunch in an interview that the company could make webOS-based tablets starting in 2013. This is a somewhat confusing development. We viewed HP’s open sourcing... Read more...
A month after new HP CEO Meg Whitman told the world she needed more time to figure out what the company would do with webOS, the decision has been made. HP will open source the mobile operating system. However, HP isn’t simply dumping webOS; the company will continue to back the project with (a certain amount of) its resources, but it... Read more...
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