December 9th, 2011

webOS to Live on as Open Source Software

Hewlett Packard has announced that they intend to donate webOS to the open source community. Under the regime of former CEO Leo Apotheker, the webOS project, which HP acquired with Palm, virtually collapsed when the company announced they intended to discontinue their TouchPad tablet. HP was adamant that webOS would live on as the operating [...]

November 8th, 2011

HP to Sell webOS Unit?

Nearly a week after Hewlett Packard announced that they have cancelled plans to ‘spin-off’ their PC unit, the company is apparently mulling a sale of their webOS division. Reuters, citing unnamed sources, is reporting that HP’s potential sale of webOS would fetch “hundreds of millions of dollars”, but substantially less than what HP purchased the [...]

September 2nd, 2011

Samsung CEO: We Will ‘Never’ Buy webOS

Earlier this week, Hardware Canucks reported on the rumors that Samsung was interested in purchasing orphaned mobile operating system webOS. As Samsung is also apparently interested in purchasing HP’s PC division, buying their mobile operating system property also made sense. We weren’t the only ones to think so, as many industry analysts also shared our [...]

August 31st, 2011

HP’s TouchPad and webOS Finding Second Life

Earlier this month it looked like the end was nigh for HP’s under appreciated TouchPad tablet and webOS mobile operating system. The company announced that it intended to spin off its PC division, and in the same breath said it was discontinuing the TouchPad while leaving webOS to fend for itself in the land of [...]

August 22nd, 2011

HP Says That webOS Not Quite Dead Yet

After announcing that the end was nigh for the TouchPad, and killing off the rest of its webOS hardware division last week, HP said Monday that the mobile operating system is not dead quite yet. In an interview with AllThingsD’s Ina Friend, Stephen DeWitt, the HP exec in change of webOS, said that “We will [...]

June 2nd, 2011

webOS Powered HP Touchpad Makes an Appearence at Computex

HP has been aggressively promoting their webOS operating system, a competitor to Google’s Chrome OS/Android and the tablet version of Windows 8, so it was rather expected it would have a “surprise” appearance on their new tablet at Computex in Taipei. Originally, webOS began as the successor to Palm OS and was demonstrated by Palm [...]