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HP Says webOS Will Continue to Evolve, Be Updated

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Aug 20, 2011, 2:53 PM

too bad

i bought one of those touch pads fot $99 today.
Never bought an HP product before...But at $99 for a tablet I had to scoop one 🙂
Yeah I was thinking about getting one as well. I just figured what the hell only $100, cant go wrong. I get on the internet and type documents, notes, calendar, and all of the basics. The only thing that it lacked was the apps, and I'm sure I will fin...
Where it that? I want one.

Aug 22, 2011, 11:41 AM

Trouble is...

They're competing with Android. And Android is open-source, with support from developers and manufactuerers. So a vehicle or appliance manufacturer is going to look at WebOS and Droid and probably lean more towards Android since.
WebOS is based on Linux, and is an odd hybrid of open source Linux code and some closed source proprietary Palm code....

So a substantial chunk of WebOS is already open source, and I think the open source component would be enough to power any numb...

Aug 20, 2011, 11:08 PM

webOS's future: it can live on as an android overlay

Here's what needs to happen. HP should release webOS to any manufacturerwho will use it. I'm thinking LG would be a prime candidate. They could take webOS and turn it into an interface overlay to run on their android devices. This would keep the look and feel of webOS alive, which is what people loved about it in the first place, while allowing it to access the biggest competitive edge android has going for it: the apps, lack of which was a serious downfall for webOS devices. LG makes all sorts of electronics and appliances. By incorporating webOS into other things besides phones, such as tvs, fridges, washers, dryers, anything and everything LG makes, they could be a great partner for HP to bring their goal of using webOS on an ecosystem of...
WOW-I like this idea; don't know if it's technically possible but sure makes sense to me. My idea was to have WebOS live on by being incorporated on a tablet by Amazon; they would have the deep pockets to make it happen.
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