Unfortunately, regardless of HP's ambitious plans, no further devices, bearing the in-house OS, were launched, and webOS was pretty much abandoned after its 3.0.5 update (Jan, 2012). It was later acquired by LG Electronics, who planned to use it as an operating system for its smart TVs, while HP still held the cloud-based services, which were still active for existing webOS users.
Well, HP has finally announced webOS' end-of-life. January 15th is the date when the HP App Catalog and cloud services for existing webOS devices will be shut down. Now, if you own a webOS device, it will still work, of course, but you'd better stock up on any apps from the Catalog, and pick another cloud service for your file transferring needs.
On the upside, LG is rumored to be developing webOS as a Tizen rival. Which means that it may soon arrive to LG smartwatches and who knows – maybe, just maybe, a smartphone or two. We'll just have to wait and see.
source: PhoneDog via VentureBeat
Posts: 29; Member since: Sep 24, 2009
Can you really consider an established company like Palm as a startup? That, and you make it sound like HP renamed it webOS... that was always the name of the platform. Palm launched it to take the place of thet Palm OS, not as a new iteration of the system.
posted on Oct 16, 2014, 6:07 AM 3
Posts: 2531; Member since: Oct 31, 2011
Well, it was kind of renamed. It was originally WebOS, and then renamed to webOS. Not really an item worth mentioning, but still... I really wish a competent company had taken the reins on it. Best mobile OS ever.
posted on Oct 16, 2014, 6:50 AM 1
Posts: 189; Member since: Dec 18, 2012
Sites like phonearena and the apple/android fanboys killed webOS..
posted on Oct 16, 2014, 8:24 AM 0
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WebOS is/was arguably the best mobile OS at its time. All any fans can hope for is even more WebOS influence in Android.
posted on Oct 16, 2014, 9:09 AM 1
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