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Open webOS announced by HP with September release date

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In December 2011 HP announced that webOS, the OS featured on their failed HP TouchPad and HP Veer and Pre3, would be open sourced. Well today HP has revealed a timeline of when developers and people who want the OS will be able to get their hands on it. By September, HP expects the entire project to be finished. Meanwhile, Enyo, a webOS application framework that made its debut with […]

HP tops Samsung in not-the-iPad tablet race

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Your number two tablet – the HP TouchPad (Image: HP) Yes, turns out HP is the new second-place winner in the tablet market, beating Samsiung with a small margin. This is according to a new NPD report for US non-iPad tablets sales between January and October, which saw 1.2 million non-iPad tablets sold. HP managed to capture 17 percent of the market, according to NPD’s report. You can attribute HP’s […]

RUMOUR MILL: HP holding “all-hands” meeting tonight, finally decide the fate of webOS [update]

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UPDATE: Rumours are intensifying after Meg Whitman, current CEO of HP, told a room of HP and Palm employees that a final decision to continue or not continue to support the fledgling webOS will come in three to four weeks. She says that “It’s really important to me to make the right decision, not the fast decision” and that if HP does decide to keep the platform it will “do […]

Reuters: HP could be about to sell webOS for “hundreds of millions of dollars”

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Remember when HP bought Palm in 2010? And remember when HP killed webOS little over a year later in August? Ah, good times. Well, it turns out that HP is looking to close the chapter that is Palm and webOS for good, with a report from Reuters saying that they are looking to sell the webOS unit for “hundreds of millions of dollars,” which isn’t surprising given the recent events. […]

HP to make one more batch of TouchPad, possibly revive chances for webOS

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It's about to get a second life. (HP TouchPad/supplied) WebOS may continue to be with HP, with the company announcing plans to make one more batch of its now-successful TouchPad after the firesale in order to appease demand for the tablet that was supposed to be killed off. According to Reuters, the company was “pleasantly surprised” by the demand generated by the firesale. Yes, because you too would be surprised […]