HP's webOS to Continue Through Open Source, Hardware Still Dead for NowCategory: Operating Systems
Posted: December 9, 2011 05:56PM
I know what you're thinking. HP declared webOS and any hardware running it as dead in the water earlier this year, and the fire sale on the HP TouchPad was a last ditch effort to make some money on the system. Well, that is true in a way, because while the hardware running webOS may be gone, the software will live on. HP will continue to develop webOS with the help of the open source community, meaning the software itself could have a long life. Developers at HP and outside it will help to improve webOS for any interested OEMs and anyone who currently owns a webOS device, like all those who purchased the TouchPad during the fire sale. Currently, HP has no plans to make any more hardware running webOS, but it could change that stance later on. It said other companies have been eyeing webOS, but nothing definitive has been set for wbOS to find its new home. HP is planning another fire sale of the TouchPad on its eBay page this Sunday, with refurbished 16 and 32GB models up for grabs at $99 and $149, respectively.