HP Hiring WebOS Developers
HP appears to be seeking developers for its webOS platform, based on job listings that appear on HP's employment web site. Job titles that appear on the HP job board include software engineers, product managers, and many others for both webOS and Enyo (webOS's development framework). Even though HP no longer makes webOS-based hardware, it recently released Open webOS 1.0 to the open source community and continues to support the platform. HP has not provided any specific explanation behind the need for so many webOS-focused employees given the defunct nature of the OS, but the company has admitted recently that it does need to offer a smartphone sooner rather than later.
Hands On with HP's Elite x3
HP is jumping back into phones at a completely unexpected time. HP made quite a few iPAQ Windows smartphones back in the day (2004-2009, to be precise.) Then they bought Palm and infamously drove that into the ground.
LG Releases Open Source Version of WebOS to Spur Invention
LG today made an open version of the webOS platform available to developers and the public. Anyone can download webOS Open Source Edition from LG's web site and use the the code for whatever they wish.
Awareness API from Google to Power Contextually Aware Apps
Developers will soon be able to make their apps aware of their surroundings thanks to the new Awareness API. The API can support up to seven different signals at once, including time, location, places, beacons, headphones, activity, and weather, to deliver contextually aware information.
LG to Add Mobile Component to TVs Via WebOS 3.0
LG will use its webOS platform to let smartphone owners connect directly to their smart TV. The company plans to show off new TV sets at the CES trade show next month.
Cyanogen Introduces Platform SDK
Cyanogen today announced the Cyanogen Platform SDK, a new tool meant to make developing for Cyanogen easier. Cyanogen describes the Platform SDK as an open-source tool that lets developers use existing APIs within CyanogenMod's framework or to create their own APIs for the greater community.
What on Earth are their plans?
So....they aren't making any more webOS hardware, but they are continuing to support it (support it ON WHAT exactly?)....they open sourced the software...but have no plans to develop it, they need to produce a smartphone, but apparently the smartphone will have no OS...
Does anyone at HP have the foggiest idea what on Earth they are doing? They seem to be going in about a billion different directions at once.....many of which seem to directly contradict others things they also say they are doing...