Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 9th Dec 2011 19:10 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Heck yes. This is one fine way to toast the weekend, ain't it? HP has just announced it's going to release webOS under an open source license. While the company will cease making hardware for the platform for now, it will continue development on it together with the open source community. Hey Access, you listening? Update: More good news: HP's CEO just told The Verge that HP will be putting webOS on hardware after all - tablets!
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This may turn out to be better than expacted
by OSGuy on Fri 9th Dec 2011 22:23 UTC
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Since it is open source, there is a good possibility that we'll start seeing ports to Android devices (Galaxy S2, Captivate Glide, Razr, Droid 4 etc). That interview with HP's CEO looks very promising too.

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bert64 Member since:

A lot of these vendors don't want to see a world where mobile is dominated by Google, so having WebOS as a second option would suit most of them.

Also with it being Linux based, if you develop all the drivers to allow Android to run on your device then also making it run WebOS should be relatively easy. It would be good to see phones offered with either platform available, and the option to switch firmware.

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OSGuy Member since:

I'd like to see dual boot!

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