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HP Says webOS Will Continue to Evolve, Be Updated

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Aug 19, 2011, 8:59 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Speaking in an interview with BusinessWeek, HP senior vice president Stephen DeWitt said that HP will continue to support the platform. "The webOS is not dead. We're going to continue to evolve it, update, and support it. We stand by it," he said. HP announced on Thursday plans to drop its smartphone and tablet businesses entirely, killing off products such as the Pre 3 and TouchPad. While webOS-based smartphones will no longer be developed by HP, DeWitt indicated that it is going to use webOS for other purposes. "The whole world isn't just about tablets and phones. There are going to be appliances of so many different sizes and shapes in the future that are going to require a human interface for data." Earlier this year, HP said it hoped to put webOS in devices such as laptops and printers. DeWitt didn't specify exactly how its existing webOS services -- such as the App Catalog -- will be managed over the coming months. He reiterated that he company is still weighing options for the future of webOS. Licensing it to other hardware makers or selling it outright are still on the table. In the mean time, owners of webOS-based devices don't have to worry about support for their platform drying up over night.

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too bad Chizzle Aug 20, 2011, 2:53 PM
Trouble is... jskrenes Aug 22, 2011, 11:41 AM
webOS's future: it can live on as an android overlay mkl4466 Aug 20, 2011, 11:08 PM
 
 
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