Dramatic change of direction for HP. The company, a few months ago announced he would leave the business linked to the world of pc stake everything on the cloud, has decided to keep alive the unfortunate WebOS: one of the first operating systems for mobile devices come on the market. Based on the Linux kernel, has failed to establish itself in the market next-generation mobile (smart phones and tablet).
Hewlett-Packard bought Palm in 2010 for the astronomical figure of $ 1.2 billion and produced a tablet (HP TouchPad) that, even before release, was canceled by the company in Palo Alto. The few pieces delivered to U.S. stores were sold out at $ 100 each.
We were recently questioned about what the future of WebOS and HP have done it now seems clear about what he wants to do. In a statement published on its website the company, surprisingly, said that WebOS will not abandon, but the platform will combine with the enormous potential of the open source community to make the development of so much faster and more transparent. Google has warned: short Android will not be the only alternative open market.
Now we have to see if the future version of WebOS will find the space it deserves in Android, IOS, RIM, Windows Phone, Symbian, Bada and wait a few months to discover the fate of a know it still boasts a large community of loyal.