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August 23rd 2011 12:36 am

What will now happen to WebOS?

HP is out of tablet and smartphone market so is there any chance they will sell it?
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rongonsalves' pick

In theory, nothing! According to PC World, "for the foreseeable future, HP says it will continue to work on and invest in webOS."­/article­/238656­/future­_of­_hps­_webos...

In practice (and judging by the past history of how Palm and HP have handled webOS), this means that they'll print out the source code, light it on fire, and dump it into a forgotten trashcan out back somewhere. Then potentially come back every once in awhile to spit on the burnt remains.

So yeah, webOS as we know it is probably dead.

But at least we'll be able to run it on printers!
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It's all pretty much up in the air right now. They have mentioned licensing it, and of course they are spinning off their personal systems group (the group that makes their computers, tables, phones, etc.), but right now I don't really think an outright sale of webOS itself is in their plans. We should know more in the coming weeks as they figure out their game plan.
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I think it will survive in some form or possibly get an overhaul .. and come out as a niche OS .. then die a silent death .. Hehehehe

And then, 10-15 years from now we'll recall it fondly like some geeks do with IRIX or NeXTSTEP.
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it will be killed by HP, hasn't it already?
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