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LG acquires WebOS from HP

LG acquires WebOS from HP

It was only a few years ago that a lot of people hoped Palm's WebOS would be the next big thing in the smartphone market. Unfortunately, the operating system proved to be unpopular and HP eventually purchased Palm and the operating system with big plans of building tablets powered by WebOS. The tablets proved unpopular leaving HP with a huge amount of money spent on Palm and very little return on that investment.

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webOS reborn as an Android app

webOS reborn as an Android app

If you're a fan of the defunct smartphone operating system webOS, you will be glad to hear that the Phoenix project has moved forward. A company called Phoenix International Communications has been working on a project with the goal of getting Open webOS to run as an app on Android hardware.

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Open webOS 1.0 boots on Asus Transformer Prime tablet

Open webOS 1.0 boots on Asus Transformer Prime tablet

HP's purchase of Palm to get its hands on webOS was doomed from the start. HP was ultimately unable to do anything meaningful with the operating system. Rather than hold onto the defunct operating system, webOS went open source. Open webOS 1.0 is the open-source flavor of the operating system and it has been ported to boot on modern tablet hardware.

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Open webOS beta released today for developers

Open webOS beta released today for developers

The software running HP's now cult-classic TouchPad tablet as well as a range of smartphones has been released as Open webOS beta today. This beta release of the software will have developers able to access it using an Apache 2.0 license, and the development will commence immediately for 3rd party users looking to bring the system back to life after an ill-fated run over the past few years ended with HP cutting off their mobile hardware lineup.

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HP denies Open webOS for existing devices

HP denies Open webOS for existing devices

HP has disappointed and infuriated webOS device owners with the news that its official Open webOS platform - the open-source reincarnation of Palm's ill-fated OS - will not run on any existing devices. The news, confirmed by the Open webOS team, means those with a TouchPad, Pre, Pixi or other Palm/HP device won't be able to use HP's version of webOS moving forward; the company claims that's because of a lack of driver support for the specific hardware used.

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HP WindsorNot webOS phone ditched physical keyboard

HP WindsorNot webOS phone ditched physical keyboard

It’s hard not to still feel the pain over the demise of webOS, although maybe you can take comfort in the fact that HP was working until the very end on new devices. webOS Nation has unearthed a video from design company Transparent House that shows a webOS device without a portrait QWERTY keyboard. Both Palm and HP's webOS devices offered portrait QWERTY keyboards, but it looks like a full touch experience was being working on behind the scenes.

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