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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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HP TouchPad dual-booting with Android, ready for download now

HP TouchPad dual-booting with Android, ready for download now

You've heard the rumors - the sold-out WebOS HP TouchPad tablet, now running Android! But did you know that you can make such a thing happen for yourself? Truly, the process has become as simple as it might ever get, courtesy of those lovely developer hackers on XDA Developers Forum. The great thing about the process we're reporting here today is that you can keep your original WebOS mobile operating system in-tact while you allow access for yourself to Android, a much more diverse operating system at this point, this therefor giving you the $100 dual-core tablet you've always wanted, no holds barred!

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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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Amazon close to Palm buy claims HP insider

Amazon close to Palm buy claims HP insider

Amazon has been tipped as the latest potential suitor for what remains of Palm, with insider sources at HP claiming the mega-retailer is close to finalizing a deal. HP is reportedly looking to rid itself of Palm as soon as it can, VentureBeat's tipster tells them, and while there are apparently "a handful of contenders" interested, it's Amazon that's closest to handing over the cash. However, it's unclear from the leaks whether Amazon would be buying Palm's hardware business, the webOS platform, or both.

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Verizon expects Windows Phone to overtake BlackBerry

Verizon expects Windows Phone to overtake BlackBerry

Despite the poor sales of Microsoft's Windows Phone devices, Verizon seems to have more confidence in the platform than RIM's BlackBerry. During the Goldman Sachs Communacopia conference, Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam expressed his opinion on which platform would emerge as the third major mobile operating system and he believed that Windows Phone would overtake BlackBerry.

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HP board considering to oust CEO Leo Apotheker

HP board considering to oust CEO Leo Apotheker

According to Bloomberg, HP's board is now mulling over whether to fire its CEO, Leo Apotheker, after barely 11 months in the position. Apotheker became HP's CEO in November of last year, following a scandal that saw the departure of former HP CEO Mark Hurd. Reportedly, the board is now considering former EBay CEO Meg Whitman as an interim replacement.

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HP TouchPad Android port gets 3D gaming support [Video]

HP TouchPad Android port gets 3D gaming support [Video]

Efforts to get Android running properly on the HP TouchPad continue, with both cores of the tablet's 1.5GHz Snapdragon processor now usable and hardware graphics acceleration supported. The handiwork of the Cyanogenmod team, the new video demo - which you can see after the cut - shows a modified TouchPad running various 3D games as well as playing 720p HD local video and HQ YouTube clips.

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