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HP drops webOS: What lies ahead?
Abhishek Baxi
August 22, 2011

HP drops webOS: What lies ahead? - Hindustan Times

Tech news these days shouldn’t be read by people with cardiac conditions or pregnant women. If Google’s surprise buyout of Motorola wasn’t enough bombshells for the week, Hewlett-Packard has announced that it will stop selling hardware based on the webOS.

webOS is a proprietary mobile operating system running on the Linux kernel. It was introduced by Palm in January 2009 as the successor to Palm OS with web technologies, open architecture, and multitasking capabilities. HP acquired webOS and the talent that developed it as part of its $1.2 billion acquisition of Palm last year. HP’s vision promised using the software in the entire device ecosystem phones and tablets to PCs and printers. Earlier this year, HP announced plans of installing a version of webOS on all HP desktop and notebook computers running Windows by 2012.