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HP will make WebOS open source

12/9/2011 07:47 PM EST
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docdivakar
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docdivakar   12/28/2011 8:23:18 AM
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The decision to discontinue the TouchPad tablet productline and spin off or sell its PC business (which was later reversed by Meg Whitman) certainly doesn't exude confidence with strategic partners. And with Ancroid & iOS dominatig the market, WebOS is too late for the Mobile party! HP could have taken the approach of Kindle -establish a market for the tablets with albeit a loss leader & recoup in subsequent models and services. MP Divakar

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Luis Sanchez   12/12/2011 8:57:54 PM
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Great, another open source mobile phone OS! I wonder how this OS relates to Linux or Android? I think this will create a new segment of developers but I think HP didn’t really do well as a mobile phone manufacturer. Then, were will this WebOS be used? Which will be its key differentiator? Anyway, following the flow of this OS will be an interesting story.

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eewiz   12/12/2011 8:13:54 AM
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The best thing that could have happened to WebOS was a sale to Amazon. I doubt whether webOS can stay alive for long, in this mode without active support from some one.

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prabhakar_deosthali   12/12/2011 6:58:27 AM
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This is one more of HP's current dilly dally regarding its strategies. Hp seems to be not yet clear which way to take.

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GREAT-Terry   12/12/2011 3:39:59 AM
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Why is WebOS not good enough to dominate the market like iOS or Android? Is it just because of the timing or something inherently not good?

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EREBUS0   12/11/2011 1:27:40 AM
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Maybe someone else can make WebOS a useful product. Clearly HP is no longer interested in leading innovation, but as long as they keep providing free products, they could still have some usefulness in the market. I wonder what else they got from the Palm acquisition that they might want to "give away".

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goafrit   12/11/2011 1:12:56 AM
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Wait for the fun of Android to go down. WebOS will be back. Just a couple of bumps and interest will come to it.

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rick merritt   12/9/2011 7:55:56 PM
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Is this the death of WebOS? Or will you use it?

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