Linked by David Adams on Tue 13th Dec 2011 02:40 UTC, submitted by Ron Miller
Editorial When HP announced it was releasing webOS to open source on Friday afternoon, it surely didn't kill it, but it left the operating system badly wounded with few prospects for success.
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Ride webOS! Ride!
by transami on Tue 13th Dec 2011 05:14 UTC
transami
Member since:
2006-02-28

I think MS has it's lackies out in force to try to put people off of webOS. "Nothing to see here, move along."

Well they can go eat MShit. As long as HP is true to it's word, there are plenty of us out here that will continue to use and develop the platform.

Edited 2011-12-13 05:14 UTC

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Where to use WebOS...
by bert64 on Tue 13th Dec 2011 07:54 UTC
bert64
Member since:
2007-04-23

Existing Android manufacturers and carriers want a second OS option as they fear a market dominated by Google, WebOS is a perfect fit here...

It's a mature system that's already been proven on phones and tablets.
It's based on the same Linux kernel as Android so no need to create two sets of drivers for every piece of hardware.

If properly marketed, WebOS could be very successful.

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RE: Where to use WebOS...
by JAlexoid on Tue 13th Dec 2011 15:36 UTC in reply to "Where to use WebOS..."
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Existing Android manufacturers and carriers want a second OS option as they fear a market dominated by Google, WebOS is a perfect fit here...

Yes, that is what we speculate on. The operators are perfectly happy with 3 options they currently have.

It's a mature system that's already been proven on phones and tablets.

So far it's proven to be a disappointment.

If properly marketed, WebOS could be very successful.

It will definitely not be properly marketed.

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RE[2]: Where to use WebOS...
by Sodki on Tue 13th Dec 2011 16:09 UTC in reply to "RE: Where to use WebOS..."
Sodki Member since:
2005-11-10

So far it's proven to be a disappointment.


The hardware it's proven to be a disappointment, not webOS.

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still committed
by fran on Tue 13th Dec 2011 09:20 UTC
fran
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2010-08-06

But they are still keeping on about 600 WebOS developers so their commitment is stronger then the press realises.
It will be good to have two big open source competitors in this market. It drives faster innovation.

Edited 2011-12-13 09:22 UTC

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RE: still committed
by jgagnon on Tue 13th Dec 2011 19:28 UTC in reply to "still committed"
jgagnon Member since:
2008-06-24

Sure, but does HP want to compete with the level of cash and "free-ness" that Google brings with Android?

Edited 2011-12-13 19:28 UTC

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Junglelands
by thavith_osn on Tue 13th Dec 2011 23:22 UTC
thavith_osn
Member since:
2005-07-11

Springsteen lyric in the heading :-)

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amadensor
Member since:
2006-04-10

While I don't see WebOS really continuing in its current fashion, there are many good pieces waiting to be picked. Its task management was especially nice. Maybe some of that can be gleaned and used to improve Android.

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