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According to one of its executives, HP is poised to take on Apple, Google and Microsoft in the smartphone race. Though no timetable is set for when the company wants to put out a new smartphone.
HPs webOS has endured a difficult time. Hopes were pinned on it driving HPs hardware, but they never transpired. Instead, the OS went open source late last year, but has now been acquired by LG.
WebOS has been ported to the Nexus S just months after we saw it appear on the Galaxy Nexus. The mobile operating system is executed from Android's application grid, allowing it to dual-boot.
Open WebOS got its 1.0 release today and while HP was showing it off on a PC another group ported the operating system to the Galaxy Nexus. It's not ready for full time use but it's getting there.
In a new interview, HP CEO Meg Whitman admitted that the company "ultimately has to offer a smartphone" and confirmed that HP is working on such a project, but no other details were revealed.
The first public beta version of the open sourced version of WebOS has been launched for both desktop and embedded devices, nine months since HP revealed its open source plans for WebOS.
As part of its plans to turn its WebOS operating system into an open source project, HP has released the code for the Isis web browser, which is based on the QtWebKit web browser engine.
Jon Rubinstein, who was the head of Palm and later joined HP when that company acquired Palm, has now officially left HP. There is no information on where he will be working next.
Are you one of the lucky few that picked up a WebOS device? Good news, it's still not dead. HP announced today that "Open WebOS" will be available come September 2012, and expect even more updates.
A new article quotes former HP and Palm employees as saying the operating system was doomed from the start when HP bought the rights to webOS when it purchased Palm in 2010.
A new rumor claims that HP tried for months in 2011 to sell off its webOS division and all of the assets from its Palm acquisition for $1.2 billion but found no takers at that price.
TouchPad fans can take solace knowing that webOS isn't going anywhere - in every sense of the term. HP's Apple crushing dreams might be crushed, but webOS lives on: say hello to the mobile Ubuntu.
HP's decision today to take webOS open-source certainly came as a something of a surprise - and the company's CEO dropped another bombshell in confirming that HP plans to build more webOS tablets.
HP has announced that it will release the WebOS operating system as open source software, months after the company's decision to stop making WebOS-based hardware products.
HP plans to sell refurbished versions of its discontinued HP TouchPad tablets starting on December 11 on eBay, alone with an optional accessory pack, at fire sale prices.
After being discontinued back in August, the future looked bleak for HP's TouchPad. But now images have surfaced of what appears to be a new 7-inch incarnation of the ill-fated tablet.
It appears HP is lost for words with WebOS. The company knows it failed, but it doesn't know what to do with it going forward, and is stalling a decision.
The bell has chimed. PSG lives, but is WebOS going to die? We might found out in just a few hours as HP is calling a "all hands" meeting today, with Meg Whitman leading the way.
Despite previous reports indicating HP would shut down their webOS division, HP is reportedly now considering bailing out and selling their webOS unit for drastically less
HP still has some of its canceled TouchPad tablets available for sale, but it looks like only registered WebOS developers will get a chance to purchase these products.
If you really want to get a cheap HP TouchPad, you are in luck as the TigerDirect web site has a batch they will sell, along with some extra items, for a bundle price of $279.99.
Todd Bradley, the head of HP's PC division, says a recent story claiming it would soon shut down its WebOS business is an "unfounded rumor" even as the company moves on with Windows 8 based tablets.
HP has sent emails to consumers confirming that it no longer has any more TouchPads to sell, despite a pledged earlier this year to make a final production batch of the tablets.
A new rumor claims that HP is getting close to shutting down its webOS division, which it purchased in April 2010, after deciding earlier this week to keep its PC business in-house.
Sony has opted to buy out Ericsson's share within their joint Sony Ericsson agreement, giving control of additional patents and also guaranteed continuation of the devices produced by both companies.
A new rumor claims that HP is testing out Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8 operating system on their discontinued TouchPad hardware, which normally runs on WebOS.
A new report via unnamed sources says that analysts working for HP may decide that the company is better off keeping its PC business rather than spinning it off into a separate company.
A new rumor claims that Amazon is in advanced talks to acquire HP's Palm unit which would also include buying its webOS operating system
A leaked marketing plan for HP's now canceled 7 inch version of its HP TouchPad tablet has found its way to the Internet, showing lots of new features compared to the original version.
HP's conference call announcement about their new CEO is underway and the company is announcing its stances on the PSG spin off, WebOS and why the previous CEO was asked to leave.
A new rumor claims that HP's board of directors will meet soon in order to decide whether or not to fire its current CEO Leo Apotheker, with former eBay CEO Meg Whitman as a possible successor.
HP has confirmed that its webOS division is "undergoing a reduction in workforce" as part of its plan to shut down production of its webOS hardware by the end of October.
If and when HP decides to spin-off its massive PC division into its own company, it's possible that the new name for the organization could be HP PC.
Employees at HP have been given another chance to buy some of the final-ever TouchPad tablets from the company, after the $99 fire sale earlier in the year.
The technology research firm Canalys believes that HP should think twice about dumping its webOS-based HP TouchPad, saying that the device has now become a hot item thanks to its deep price cut.
Smartphone maker HTC is interested in perhaps acquiring its own mobile OS. While not committed, the option is still on the table.
The team over at TouchDroid (who disbanded over the weekend) have figured out how to flash Android 2.3 on the HP TouchPad, complete with working touch-screen.
A new rumor, based on leaked memos, claims that HP has split its webOS business in two with the software and hardware sides reporting to separate divisions of the company.
New rumors suggests that the final production run for HP's failed TouchPad tablet will go on sale in late October, but the final batch will only have up to 200,000 units produced.
Samsung, who a few days ago said it was not interested in buying HP's business, has now said it doesn't want to buy its webOS business either.
HP has finally confirmed that it will be making a "limited" amount of its webOS-based TouchPad tablets which will be sold before the end of the year.
HP has told people waiting to buy an HP TouchPad that it may be a few more weeks before the company knows whether or not it will have any more units to sell.
HP is giving out free codes while they last for six more paid apps for its now discontinued webOS-based HP TouchPad tablets.
According to a report of Digitimes, Samsung are rumoured to be interested in buying out HP's webOS software in a move that could see them go into direct competition with Google's Android software.
HP has announced that it is giving away six apps for owners of its discontinued webOS-based TouchPad tablet until August 31.
HP has posted up a brief FAQ to its customers on its official blog site as it tries to assure them that buying a new PC from the company is still a safe prospect.
Two people who bought new HP TouchPad tablets at fire sale prices this week have claimed their devices are running Android 2.2 rather than HP's webOS.
HP is certainly taking a big financial loss on its failed HP TouchPad tablet with one estimate claiming that the company could lose as much as $300 million on just this one item.
The HP Touchpad fire sale reaches Old Blighty causing bargin hunters across the country to go into a frenzy clearing stock shelves within a hours of announced price drop