As HP prepares to launch its first major products using the webOS operating system that it acquired when it bought Palm, many questions remain. Will webOS make a dent in the market that already has Android, iOS and many other smartphone-based systems to choose from? Will HP's plans to release notebooks and even desktops with webOS installed be successful? We don't know the answers to that yet but we do have the answer to another question about HP's webOS plans.
According to a report over at Venture Beat, HP's current CEO during the D9 Conference that HP was looking to license webOS to third party companies like Google has done with Android and Microsoft has done with its Windows Phone 7 and indeed, all of its operating systems. is quoted as saying, "WebOS will be more than just running inside or on top a particular piece of hardware that HP would make."
While he didn't mention specific deals,
HP notebooks and PCs with webOS installed might show us as early as this fall.