There is a chance that HP might get back to webOS to begin production of new tablets in year 2013, utilizing the new open-sourced stage for superior mobile devices. After HP went public with its move of making the webOS an open source platform, HP CEO Meg Whitman has said during a discussion that making tablets are still a possibility, even after the HP’s Windows 8 push. As has already been stated, its Windows 8 that HP is looking to at least for now to maintain a presence in the tablet segment.
Ahead of that however, HP appears to be interested to “find out the possibility of applying webOS on gadgets” as per the open-source FAQs. However the fact that if the process of finding out the possibility will lead to a commercial release is open to many speculations. According to what HP says, it “plans to remain active in the development and support of webOS” however the “making of webOS open source will accelerate the development of the webOS platform and application ecosystem.”
However, even when there is a unit of webOS within HP, there will be a huge problem to make other manufacturers interested to adopt the webOS if there is no suitable hardware from HP that will act to show the prospective values of the platform.
Meanwhile, the TouchPad when dead made more noises than it ever did when alive. However, the reason for that to happen is the vastly reduced price tag though it proves if HP can come out with a quality device that is priced low enough, there will never be any dearth of buyers.
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