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  1. #41  
    Quote Originally Posted by mosdl View Post
    The real question is what is happening to HP employess - any layoffs?
    IMHO HP will keep them to continue developing webos and make sure it is ready for anyone in the world interested to make hardwares with webos on.
  2. #42  
    Quote Originally Posted by frank-barnett View Post
    I wonder if those manufacturers using Android and having to pay licensing fees to Microsoft will consider using webOS instead.
    If you look at the patents they are paying fees on, MS would still expect to get paid. The only thing that stoped MS from seeking patent royalties from HP and the like is, 1) the buy a bajillion copies of Windows, 2) they have more than their fair share of patents to beat MS over the head with if they wanted to.

    MS isn't strongarming companies *just* because they use android. They are stronarming companies that use android *and* don't have much defense against it.

    -Suntan
  3. #43  
    Quote Originally Posted by Suntan View Post
    If you look at the patents they are paying fees on, MS would still expect to get paid. The only thing that stoped MS from seeking patent royalties from HP and the like is, 1) the buy a bajillion copies of Windows, 2) they have more than their fair share of patents to beat MS over the head with if they wanted to.

    MS isn't strongarming companies *just* because they use android. They are stronarming companies that use android *and* don't have much defense against it.

    -Suntan
    Not to mention there's not much money (well it's a lot to you and me, not worth it for MS) in asking for royalties from 1% of the market But if webOS does make it to new devices that sell, you can bet both Apple and MS are going to want a piece. Nothing is really free, is it?
  4. #44  
    So what would it take to put webOS on GSII? Can't the Android capacitive button area be made to act like a gesture area? Back swipe can be swiping left across the left two buttons in order from right to left.
  5. #45  
    Good decision HP! And its good for the community. But no new hardware from HP or another manufacturer like Samsung is not that good. We have to wait and see.
    Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc
  6. #46  
    So what would it take to put webOS on GSII?


    Meeeeeeeeee... wantssssssssss...


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  7. #47  
    Who is going to foot the bill for backups/profile/app store servers?



    -- Sent from my Palm Pre3 using Forums
  8. #48  
    if using WebOS over Android means that HTC no longer has to pay M$ for licensing fees, look for them to port Davlik and start porting it to their hardware asap. That will make things very interesting
  9. #49  
    Quad core webOS tablet and phone

    Who will make that happen? Asus? HTC? LG?
  10. #50  
    Quote Originally Posted by pullathomas View Post
    if using WebOS over Android means that HTC no longer has to pay M$ for licensing fees, look for them to port Davlik and start porting it to their hardware asap. That will make things very interesting
    HTC will not drop Android for webOS.
  11. #51  
    Quote Originally Posted by jrstinkfish View Post
    HTC will not drop Android for webOS.
    if it saves them $8 a phone it will. They sell millions of phones, that means millions of dollars.
  12. #52  
    They sell millions of Android phones.
  13. #53  
    I can see Chinese companies using it.. Meuizu (sp?)... Baidu... Would be great for them.
  14. #54  
    Quote Originally Posted by donm527 View Post
    I can see Chinese companies using it.. Meuizu (sp?)... Baidu... Would be great for them.
    This is the more likely scenario. Low-end phones from smaller manufacturers who haven't cracked the Android Big Leagues. It will keep webOS alive, but not on superphones like the SGS2.
  15. #55  
    Quote Originally Posted by jrstinkfish View Post
    HTC will not drop Android for webOS.
    Even if HTC made one, the carriers are NOT going to certify it. They're scared of the OS for phones. Wifi-only tablets sold exclusively online, possibly (Archos and others in china immediately spring to mind). Phones by any major mobile device vendor in the US/Europe? Not gonna happen.
  16. #56  
    They sell millions of Android phones.
    and they are paying to install Android on every phone.


    -- Sent from my HP TouchPad using Communities
  17. #57  
    The thing is that makes it a good choice is that the Chinese market is so huge... Meizu now has a Chinese language droid phone... They do it in webos, capture a gazillion Chinese/Asian users with their own ecosystem... Then they will have that stickiness that companies like apple enjoy. Then you can go from a dominating Asian market and go global.

    Baidu has always been compared to google... This would almost be a no brainer for them to have an OS like this available for them that has gained people's attention and respect.

    Quote Originally Posted by jrstinkfish View Post
    This is the more likely scenario. Low-end phones from smaller manufacturers who haven't cracked the Android Big Leagues. It will keep webOS alive, but not on superphones like the SGS2.
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  18. #58  
    Quote Originally Posted by jrstinkfish View Post
    This is the more likely scenario. Low-end phones from smaller manufacturers who haven't cracked the Android Big Leagues. It will keep webOS alive, but not on superphones like the SGS2.
    I bet HTC & LG will jump ship to webOS too. They may not drop Android, but having another OS on their phone will be their advantage against samsung & motorola.
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  19. #59  
    Quote Originally Posted by auTONYmous View Post
    Even if HTC made one, the carriers are NOT going to certify it. They're scared of the OS for phones. Wifi-only tablets sold exclusively online, possibly (Archos and others in china immediately spring to mind). Phones by any major mobile device vendor in the US/Europe? Not gonna happen.
    Wait, didn't you just say almost the opposite right here?:

    http://forums.precentral.net/webos-o...ml#post3260936
  20. #60  
    I agree with auTONYmous, what killed webOS is the ability to hack it to death. Carriers don't want to allow users to bypass their money grabs such as tethering.
    - Jeff
    Palm Pre- and a 32 GB TouchPad.
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