06/26/2012, In March this year, we talked about how HP has plans to release even more source code surrounding the now defunct webOS, and here we are halfway through the middle of the year and HP has just announced that they will be rolling out more of the source code for webOS Community Edition. The whole idea of this exercise is to make life a whole lot more easy for developers […]
03/15/2012, The HP TouchPad might be a chapter of HP’s history that they want to forget, but that does not mean nobody loves the no defunct tablet. In fact, HP intends to transform the webOS platform into one that will allow tablets and smartphones run on open source software, and in order to achieve that objective, they have just released more parts of webOS 3.0.5 as open source software. This move […]
02/29/2012, Austerity measures seem to be the order of the day recently, whether you are a government or a company that is not making enough money to feed the people and employees. It seems that HP has told 275 of their staff from the webOS division to leave simply because they no longer need to secure the numerous engineering as well as other relation positions which it previously required. Well, the […]
01/25/2012, HP announced that they would make webOS open source by the time fall 2012 rolls around, which is not something that the tech industry envisioned. After all, most folks thought that HP would have taken the more “normal” route of selling the operating system, or at least, send it back to the drawing board if they intend to pursue this course. We are pleased to say that Enyo 2.0 was […]
01/12/2012, It is still hard to believe that just a couple of years ago, Palm was still there at CES, with their very own presentation room (that served great canapes, sushi and tapas), while we journalists could slowly go through the different aspects of webOS across a handful of devices. Fast forward by 700+ days, and how things have changed! There is no more webOS – or so we think, what […]
12/27/2011, The HP TouchPad Go was canned by HP when they decided to stop making webOS devices a few months ago, but fortunately, a handful of the TouchPad Go prototype devices managed to make their way into the wild, surfacing in the hands of various people. Well the folks over at webosnation managed to get their hands on one of these rare webOS tablets and decided to review the tablet after […]
12/09/2011, For those of you who are still shedding tears over the death of HP’s webOS devices and worrying about the future of the webOS operating system, there’s hope: HP has officially announced it will be contributing webOS to the open source community. This won’t mean a lot to consumers at first, but open-source enthusiasts are probably in cloud nine right now as they will have access to the full source […]
12/09/2011, Even though HP has decided to stop producing webOS devices, it looks like the company is still going to fully support the operating system (though for how long we can’t say). It has been reported that Pre 2 owners have started receiving a new webOS update from HP. The update brings the phone’s operating system up to webOS 2.2.4 and includes a number of upgrades as well. It introduces Skype […]
12/08/2011, The HP TouchPad has been selling like hotcakes and its heavily discounted price of $99 is probably the main reason behind that. Despite the fact that HP may or may not kill off webOS, $99 for a tablet with the potential to run CyanogenMod on it as an Android tablet is a pretty tempting offer. The good news for those who may have missed out on HP’s earlier two fire […]
12/07/2011, While you may never ever pick up a HP TouchPad Go from a retail outlet in the near future, that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to get your hands on one ever again. In case you weren’t aware, HP had originally planned to release a smaller version of the HP TouchPad, but cancelled it for some reason. The webOS tablet was nowhere to be seen even though it has […]
11/21/2011, In today’s earning call from HP, the world has learned that HP has spent $3.3 Billion to write off things related to Palm and WebOS. This comes less than two years after HP spent $1.2 Billion to acquire Palm in the first place. Overall, this probably put the losses related to Palm a bit over $5B.
11/21/2011, Sometimes waiting for your food to microwave could take a while, especially if you use it to defrost, so how about watching some videos while waiting for the microwave to finish? A group of students at the University of Pennsylvania have come up with such a hack for your microwave oven. Called the μWave, it combines an Arduino with a TouchPad that has been taped to the microwave door.
11/08/2011, While HP may or may not have plans to revive their webOS platform in the future, they have claimed that they will continue to support the platform and are apparently trying to attract more developers to the platform. They are attempting to achieve this by offering the discontinued HP TouchPad to developers for $149.99 via the HP TouchPad Device Purchase Program.
11/07/2011, Ever since HP announced the death of webOS hardware, people wondered about what HP was going to do with the operating system. There have been rumors of HP pondering about selling the operating system to interested buyers, and now it looks like those stories might be coming true. Today, Reuters reported that HP has enlisted the help of Bank of America Merril Lynch to determine whether selling or keeping webOS […]