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HP may completely shutdown WebOS after all

HP may completely shutdown WebOS after all

According to the Guardian, internal HP sources have revealed that the company will be shutting down WebOS. HP had just confirmed yesterday that it will be keeping its PC business, reversing plans to spin-off the PSG division, and although it had insisted back in August that it would continue to support the WebOS software, a complete shutdown of the division looks to be imminent.

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Rumor: Head of webOS dev relations to leave HP

Rumor: Head of webOS dev relations to leave HP

I never really understood why HP thought buying Palm for $1.2 billion simply to get hands on webOS was a good idea. Palm was unable to mount anything resembling a fight against Android and iOS in the smartphone OS wars making webOS an also ran at best. Still HP plunked down big cash, revamped webOS slightly and tossed it onto the market inside the TouchPad only to see the tablet fail miserably.

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TouchPad gets webOS 3.0.4 as backorder slates ship

TouchPad gets webOS 3.0.4 as backorder slates ship

The death of the HP TouchPad has been a slow and prolonged one. The tablet seems to be in the final death throws right now though. HP is apparently finally shipping out the last batch of the TouchPads right now. Nate over at The Digital Reader reports that he received an email from HP telling him his tablet has shipped. Some folks won't be that lucky though, HP has said it oversold the tablets it had left.

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HP may decide fate of webOS this week

HP may decide fate of webOS this week

Ever since HP announced back in August that it was discontinuing WebOS hardware, the platform has been left hanging with an uncertain future. However, new rumors have surfaced that the company could decide the fate of WebOS sometime this week. According to people familiar with the situation, HP is set to hold an all-hands meeting tomorrow to finally iron things out.

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ACME Installer video shows dual-boot Android/WebOS install simplicity

ACME Installer video shows dual-boot Android/WebOS install simplicity

Back in August, we got our first look at a dual boot of the HP TouchPad with Android and WebOS when the video surfaced of Cyanogenmod in action. If you watched that video of the first boot, you may have wondered how hard it would be to install the Cyanogenmod onto your own HP TouchPad. A new video has surfaced showing an early build of the Cyanogenmod installer for the TouchPad called ACME installer. Looking at the video it seems that actually installing Android and dual booting it with WebOS won't be that difficult at all.

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HP webOS still heading to printer range says insider

HP webOS still heading to printer range says insider

After the fail of the HP tablet that ran webOS, many of us assumed that HP would take a hint and the OS was dead. Apparently, that isn’t the case with a spokesperson telling Pocket-lint that the firm would be putting webOS inside its printer line still. I just don’t see any OS inside a printer taking off and this idea seems as destined to fail as the tablet was. The statement was made to Pocket-lint in Dublin at the HP Impact event.

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Facebook should buy WebOS, says analyst

Facebook should buy WebOS, says analyst

It may sound absurd, but one Jeffries analyst, Peter Misek, has proposed in a research note that Facebook ought to purchase HP's jettisoned WebOS platform. Misek believes that none of the other potential buyers will likely place a bid and given Facebook's own trajectory towards media and communications, that the social network would be the best suitor.

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Qualcomm sidesteps webOS acquisition questions

Qualcomm sidesteps webOS acquisition questions

Qualcomm has become the latest company to be questioned around its webOS intentions, with CEO Paul Jacobs suggesting at IQ2011 this morning that the platform is "a little up in the air at the moment" but not denying any acquisition possibilities outright. Asked at the annual innovation showcase whether Qualcomm was interested in buying webOS from HP, which announced plans to axe development of smartphones and tablets like the Pre3 and TouchPad earlier this year, the CEO lamented the platform's fading star. "We do like the idea that webOS would continue" Jacobs admitted, "we put a lot of effort into that relationship."

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Samsung’s Gavin Kim Makes Clear Stance on webOS, Confirms Galaxy S II Release Limits

Samsung’s Gavin Kim Makes Clear Stance on webOS, Confirms Galaxy S II Release Limits

This week at Samsung's Galaxy S II announcement event in New York City, Vice President of Samsung's Consumer & Enterprise Services Gavin Kim spoke briefly with SlashGear on a couple of rather relevant subjects: Samsung's future with webOS (or lack thereof) and the future of the Galaxy S II in the USA. Having a keen sense of what the press and the public might have a wild heyday with as far as official statements go, Kim refrained from making any breaking fact drops or, as I might call it, Electropolitical gaffes. Instead Kim reinforced our already strong faith in the Samsung Telecommunications brand by noting that it was the market that decided where Samsung would make its next set of moves.

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