Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 2nd Sep 2011 18:44 UTC, submitted by fran
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Two reports about mobile operating systems, both refuted by the companies the reports were about. First, there were persistent rumours Samsung wanted to buy or license webOS from HP - the company has now stated it has absolutely no interest in doing so. Another report surfaced today, stating Intel was temporarily backing off MeeGo - Intel, too, has refuted this report, stating it remains committed to MeeGo. Coincidentally, both reports originated from DigiTimes.
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Story is an Overreaction
by k4ever on Sun 4th Sep 2011 12:15 UTC
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Thom, first HP never plan on selling webOS. From day one they talked about licensing it out. Some overzealous tech bloggers create the story that HP would sell webOS, not HP. HP wants to become a software service company and webOS is a big part of that. Yesterday HP moved moved the software portion of the webOS division out of the PSG. So webOS is not leaving the company when the PSG is spun off. Second, Samsung's CEO said that he would never "buy" webOS. Again that is is line with what HP wanted. Samsung's CEO never mention not licensing webOS. Please provide us with the part of his statement that said Samsung would not license it. I read his statement and checked some other tech sites. Just about everyone except you and Phonedog are covering that Samsung would not buy webOS. No one else is saying that Samsung would not license it. Not even Samsung..

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