HP, the largest manufacturer of personal computers in the world is currently talking to different parties about licensing their webOS mobile software, according to Chief Executive Officer Leo Apotheker. He mentioned that “we are talking to a number of companies. I can share with you that a number of companies have expressed interest. We are continuing our conversations.”
This is an interesting development, as it would provide hardware manufacturers with an alternative to Google’s Android and Windows from Microsoft. The licensing of webOS might just help strengthen software operations as PC sales see a slump.
There is no timeframe on when webOS partners will need to be announced, but Samsung is said to be in talks with HP already according to industry insides, although Apotheker has declined to confirm that. Imagine future Galaxy Tab models that run on either webOS or Android – now that would certainly be interesting! Would it be possible to have a dual boot option as well?
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