LG to take over webOS from HP

LG to take over webOS from HP

The webOS software found a new home.

The famous webOS software of Hewlett-Packard is already sold to LG Electronics, a South Korean electronics company.

On Monday, the deal was announced by HP, which has gotten the company off of the centerpiece of its unfortunate purchase of $1.8 billion for Palm Inc. three years ago.

In 2011, HP used webOS as the facilitator into the tablet computer and smartphone market as well. However, the company immediately got rid of the mobile devices that runs on the software along with the failing revenues. As a result, HP decided to stop the development . . . → Read More: LG to take over webOS from HP

Two Beta Versions of Open Source WebOS to be Released, HP

Two Beta Versions of Open Source WebOS to be Released, HP

On Friday, Hewlett-Packard has released two beta versions of its open source web operating system. One version is created for developers, running on the desktop of Ubuntu Linux. The other one is for the so-called “OpenEmbedded” development environment, determined to assist developers to port webOS to new devices.

The webOS team calls the project currently released as the August Edition. It composts of about forty-five open source webOS components and 450,000 lines of code. According to the team, the two beta versions were made public under the license of Apache 2.0. This is considered as the most liberal and accepted . . . → Read More: Two Beta Versions of Open Source WebOS to be Released, HP

HP will Release Tablet with Windows 8 in 2012

hp tablet with windows 8

Hewlett Packard will continue in producing tablet computers, and they’re going to be driven by the Windows 8 os, HP explained on a phone call with the market analysts. The future of its webOS mobile Operating system continues to be unclear.

“We’re at the beginning stages of a new segment,” according to Meg Whitman, HP Chief Executive. “I hardly think that we’re too late, the work we’re doing with Microsoft is extraordinarily compelling, ultraportables are compelling.” she added.

Before the analyst phone call on Thursday, Whitman reported that the HP is not going to . . . → Read More: HP will Release Tablet with Windows 8 in 2012

Reasons Why You Should Not Buy a $99 TouchPad

HP Touchpad

The TouchPad is now gone, yet Hewlett-Packard is giving it a hell of a wake. HP has ripped the price of its $399 tablet computer to $99 after killing the product on Thursday, sparking a buying frenzy.

At last, an Apple competitor has established a price low enough to begin an online shopping stampede.  It is bulkier than an iPad, the battery life is relatively poor, and it’s got just one camera – instead of two, but $99 bucks seems pretty good for everything with a 1.2 Ghz Snapdragon processor and an operating system with the . . . → Read More: Reasons Why You Should Not Buy a $99 TouchPad

CEO: HP is Open to Licensing WebOS Software

HP WebOS Software

Chief Executive Leo Apotheker said that Hewlett-Packard Co. observes the WebOS software it got from Palm running gadgets also its own and is open to licensing the operating system.

Apotheker who was talking at the D9 conference organized by the blog AllThingsD said, “I happen to believe that WebOS is a uniquely outstanding operating system. It’s not correct to believe that it should only be on HP devices.”

Inquired if HP would think licensing it to others, like Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer HTC Corp, Apotheker said, “It is certainly something we would entertain.”

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Apple to Expose its Latest iPad

Latest iPad

Apple Inc. is anticipated to expose a latest edition of its iPad table gadget after much waiting.

Apple emailed invitations to the media for a particular occasion on Wednesday in San Yerba Buena Center, San Franciso for the Arts. The company did not state what the theme of the occasion would be, but clued at it with a graphic of its calendar app peeled back to expose the corner of a gadget that appeared an iPad.

The spokesperson of the Apple refused to comment.

When Steve Jobs, Apple Chief Executive revealed . . . → Read More: Apple to Expose its Latest iPad

Windows 7 and Android Tablets, Speculated to be Released by Acer in Early 2011

acer-tablet-pc

Involving by now in a crowded market, Acer arranges to release two Android-based tablets and a Windows 7 tablet in early 2011.  Cost and names stay secret for the gadgets which will contend with not just the Apple iPad, however also other Android-based tablets for instance the Samsung Galaxy Tab.

This coming April 2011, Acer’s 7-inch and 10.1-inch tablets will debut. The producer is furthermore allegedly scheduling a 10.1-inch tablet successively Windows 7 with front- and rear-facing cameras which will strike store shelves in February 2011.

All three gadgets will attribute . . . → Read More: Windows 7 and Android Tablets, Speculated to be Released by Acer in Early 2011