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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Where to use WebOS...
by bert64 on Tue 13th Dec 2011 07:54 UTC
bert64
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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 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 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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