WebOS is alive and well
I have good news to break.
Ditching of its Tochpad in August by HP sent shivers down the spine of webOS user including those who bought the HP TouchPad for $99/= and the question what will happen to WebOs was hanging in the air until December 9,2011
It seems to have weathered the storm for the time being.
It was good and smart move by present CEO.
In the hands of a new owner it would have died a natural death.
Good luck for WebOS and its developers.
Give it a second and a prolong life.
We need alternative Androids in the market.
It is soothing to hear that WebOS will continue to be available as Open Source.
With the support of wordpress which ports it in its “applications store”, I am sure webOs will go through a golden patch in 2012.
history of WebOS from WikiPedia.
WebOS was introduced by Palm in January 2009 as the successor to Palm OS.
The first WebOS device was the original Palm Pre, released on Sprint in June 2009.
The Palm Pixi followed.
Upgraded Plus versions of both Pre and Pixi were released on Verizon.
In April 2010, HP acquired Palm.
WebOS was described as a key asset and motivation for the purchase.
The $1.2 billion acquisition finalized in June.
HP indicated its intention to develop the WebOS platform for use in multiple new products, including smartphones, tablet computers and printers.
On February 9, 2011, HP announced that it would be making WebOS the universal platform for all of its devices.
In March 2011, HP announced plans for a version of WebOS by the end of 2011 to run within the Microsoft Windows operating system, and to be installed on all HP desktop and notebook computers in 2012.
On August 18, 2011, less than 7 weeks after the TouchPad was launched in the United States, Hewlett-Packard announced that it would discontinue all current hardware devices running webOS.
Remaining TouchPad stock received substantial price reductions, and quickly sold out.
On December 9, 2011, HP announced that WebOS would be available as an open-source project, but that it would continue to develop and produce hardware.