LG Cooking Up webOS Smart TV With Gram

LG is reportedly developing a new webOS smart TV platform based on the open source webOS port Gram.
The news comes to us by way of webOS Nation which says that LG and HP have been working on a webOS smart TV.
According to the publication, “Turns out the first company to use Open webOS in a commercial setting isn’t one you might expect, and they aren’t planning to do it in a form factor that’s rather new for webOS. It’s LG, and they’re making a webOS …

HP webOS Employees Axed As OS Goes Open Source

The march to obscurity for the HP webOS operating system continues with the company laying off 275 employees affiliated to the operating system. In a communication on its website, HP said they were laying off the employees because they were “no longer needed” for webOS.
This scaling down will see engineers, designers and other related staff who had worked on the HP OS either completely retrenched or redeployed to other HP departments. HP had made a commitment at the time it had …

HP Says It Will Complete Open-Sourcing Of webOS by September

Remember webOS, the praised mobile operating system by Hewlett-Packard (HP) that the tech giant suddenly killed in August?
After recently announcing that it will open-source webOS, HP has given us now a timetable when it will complete the transformation of the mobile OS and it says that it will complete it by September of this year.
HP decided to discontinue webOS devices and development of the OS itself in August as part of a plan by then-CEO Leo Apotheker to move away from the consumer …

WebOS Gets New Lease On Life After HP Makes It Open Source

WebOS will continue to live as Hewlett-Packard (HP) has decided to make the mobile operating system an open source project.
The announcement was made through a company-wide email from HP CEO Meg Whitman who revealed to employees on Friday that the top executives of the Silicon Valley icon have decided that webOS will become an open source endeavor.
Here is Whitman’s email which TechCrunch got a hold of:
From: CEO – Meg Whitman
Sent: Friday, December 09, 2011 2:03 PM
Subject: webOS to be …

HP Seeds webOS 3.0.5 Update

HP has seeded a new webOS update to Early Access Program members two months after the last update hit users, website PreCentral.net reports.
While a future for webOS is still vague at this point, HP apparently still wants to look after the mobile platform and supported device owners for the meantime.
According to PreCentral.net, HP uploaded the webOS 3.0.5 update to its servers and seeded it to members of the Early Access Program.
The webOS 3.0.4 update arrived just two months ago, but 3.0.5 …

HP Mulling Sale of webOS Unit – Report

Hewlett-Packard is seriously thinking about selling its webOS unit which will see the webOS platform change owners again just over a year after HP bought it along with Palm.

HP may sell its webOS unit, a report from Reuters says. Image: mbiebusch / Flickr (CC)

The news comes from Reuters which says that four unnamed sources familiar with the HP plans about webOS told them about the possibility of a sale.
In its report, Reuters says that HP may sell its webOS software platform which could net …

HP To Use webOS For Its Designjet Printers

Hewlett-Packard (HP), one of the world’s largest IT companies, has decided to free webOS from total banishment by adapting the mobile operating system on the company’s printers.

HP TouchPad with webOS on a Touchstone. (Image: Tom Raferty (CC-BY-SA-3.0), via Wikimedia Commons)

According to tech site Pocket-lint, HP may have stopped supporting webOS for mobile devices like the Touchpad tablet but it will continue to use the software on the company’s Designjet printers.
Prospects of …

Amazon May Buy Palm From HP

Amazon is said to be “in serious negotiations” with Hewlett-Packard (HP) for a deal which may see it acquire Palm, a report from VentureBeat reveals.

Amazon may buy Palm and the webOS platform from HP. Image: louisvolant / Flickr (CC)

Citing an unnamed “well-placed source”, the publication reveals that HP will likely let go of Palm “as soon as possible”.
HP bought Palm for $1.2 billion in April, 2010. It was hoping that Palm, with its webOS platform, could spur HP’s entry into …

HTC considering to backup with the purchase of WebOS from HP

HTC is considering the purchase of an operating system. According to the cofounder of Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer Cher Wang, the question had been discussed internally, but no definite action was taken. She stressed that HTC does not want to take the “spontaneous” action, writes Focus Taiwan.
Wang, however, did not say what operating system they are considering. Recently, the head of HP Leo Apotheker, after the company announced its exit from the consumer business, had said …

HTC May Buy An OS – Report

Taiwanese smartphone and tablets maker is said to be considering the acquisition of an operating system, a report from a Taiwanese publication reveals.

HTC is thinking about buying an operating system, particularly webOS from HP, but it is in no hurry to do so. Image: John.Karakatsanis / Flickr (CC)

According to Focus Taiwan, HTC Chairwoman Cher Wang revealed recently in an interview with the Economic Observer of China that HTC is thinking about buying an operating system.
The report hints …