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    Hi all,

    This subject seems to change by the minute or the rumor mill, has run amok.

    HP is either dumping Win 7 for webOS or will sell both.

    See my posting:

    http://forums.precentral.net/general...coming-soon.ht

    Here is an opening for webOS, as Android is dropped by two different slate computer manufactures. They are going with Win 7. Win 7 is huge, power hungry and will take up a great deal of memory, on a slate, (it will require over sized batteries).

    This leaves a clear opening for webOS and HP.

    I think there will be a Palm slate with webOS and a HP slate with Win 7. (please read the above link).

    Read below about Android being dropped by two firms.

    Take care, Jay

    Tablet makers dropping Android for Windows 7
    by Nick Eaton: Microsoft reporter

    Tablet makers dropping Android for Windows 7

    Last month I wrote a piece titled, "Why Microsoft is already losing the tablet battle." It was right on the heels of Hewlett-Packard's bid for Palm and its expected inheritance of the phone maker's WebOS mobile operating system.

    I hypothesized that Windows 7, built for PCs instead of mobile devices, might be too big and bulky for tablet PCs. Surely HP will utilize WebOS, I wrote, and others have been opting for Google's Android platform.

    On Monday, IDG News Service reported that a second tablet maker in as many months has dumped Android for Windows 7. Apparently, Micro-Star International and Asustek changed their minds between CES in January and now.

    Can we just call it a wash?

    Surely, as PC manufacturers rush to make their own iPad knock-offs, we'll be seeing tablets running Windows 7 as well as Android, WebOS, Linux and other operating systems. We'll see computer makers choose Windows 7 over Android for some reasons, and Android over Windows 7 for some reasons.

    The vast, built-in Windows ecosystem makes Microsoft's operating system very attractive, but mobile platforms have a lot of promise. Many industry experts believe the elegance of Apple's iPhone OS is a big reason why the iPad has done so well.

    "Google appears to be having trouble convincing PC makers to use its software, which puts it in a tough position because Taiwanese manufacturers account for the bulk of the world's computers via contract manufacturing for global companies including Apple, Dell, Hewlett-Packard and others," IDG's Dan Nystedt wrote. "The island has long been a bastion for Microsoft and Intel, making Google's job harder."

    Time will tell what operating systems will be most popular for tablets. Which platform(s) do you think will prevail?
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    Android is the premier operating system on phones but I agree its not for tablets. WEB OS is a better operating system for a tablet by far. HP will make a killing with WEB OS Tablets.Im not a tablet guy but If I was going to get one I would wait for a HP WEB OS tablet.
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    This is good news for WebOS. But a better news for me right now would be an announcement of a new WebOS device.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VaccPalm View Post
    Android is the premier operating system on phones but I agree its not for tablets. WEB OS is a better operating system for a tablet by far. HP will make a killing with WEB OS Tablets.Im not a tablet guy but If I was going to get one I would wait for a HP WEB OS tablet.
    Hi, I agree, I do not want a tablet, but I am dancing in the streets, that there will be a webOS tablet, back with $ from HP. Take care, Jay
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