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HP appoints new Chief Strategy Officer, to oversee webOS open source initiative

0. phoneArena posted on 18 Jan 2012, 09:07

Palm and HP’s webOS seemed to be one of the big victims of the mobile platform wars in 2011, which finally shaped the industry. In December 2011, HP finally clarified…

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posted on 18 Jan 2012, 09:17

1. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)

I thought HP is abandon webOS for good by not wasting any more money it.

posted on 18 Jan 2012, 09:19 1

2. arcq12 (Posts: 733; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)

making it open source will be better for everyone.. dual boot for android and webOS is awesome..

posted on 18 Jan 2012, 10:30 1

3. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

I wonder if they are thinking beyond smartphones from the sound of that statement. WeBOS was fun. But I see very few scenarios where it becomes relevant in mobile again. They need a manufacturer willing to roll with it, and developers willing to roll the dice on it. Unless they pump Microsoft/WP types money into it, or Google style aggressiveness into it, ain't gonna happen.

What a waste.

posted on 18 Jan 2012, 22:26

4. Eingild (Posts: 203; Member since: 19 Apr 2011)

Waste of time.

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