Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Aug 2011 19:34 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Major bombshell, and sorry, but this certainly requires a breaking tag as well: HP has announced it is discontinuing operations for webOS devices - effective immediately. Just like that... The TouchPad and Pre 3 are dead. Eh. Raise your hands if this brings back those painful memories of that infamous 'Focus Shift'. In addition, the company also announced its intention to sell its personal computer business.
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RE[2]: Well
by ebasconp on Fri 19th Aug 2011 05:00 UTC in reply to "RE: Well"
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iplease Open source it HP

There are a lot of comments asking HP to open source webOS. My question is.... What for? There is not actually hardware able to run it (ok, you can argue saying that a lot of enthusiastic homebrew users can install it in their jailbroken ipads/galaxy phones/PCs, etc., but, sadly, the mobile OSes need a backing corporation able to create hardware to ship the OS into it; and as I said in other comment in this thread, no more open phones like the N900 in the current arena.

don't let it be merged in with Apple/Google/Microsoft's divisions.

Do you really think HP cares about it? They are just taking care on their pockets (ok, any company would do that).

Edited 2011-08-19 05:02 UTC

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