HP has announced that webOS, the mobile operating system acquired with Palm, will become an open source project:
HP will make the underlying code of webOS available under an open source license. Developers, partners, HP engineers and other hardware manufacturers can deliver ongoing enhancements and new versions into the marketplace.
HP will engage the
…continue reading HP contributes webOS to open source. Where next for HP mobile devices?
Oh yes, and buys Autonomy, a fast-growing specialist in enterprise knowledge management.
Here’s the news from HP’s announcement:
As part of the transformation, HP announced that its board of directors has authorized the exploration of strategic alternatives for the company’s Personal Systems Group. HP will consider a broad range of options that may include, among
…continue reading HP discontinues WebOS, considers PC spin-off. Should have stuck with Microsoft
Gartner’s Nick Jones addressed this question in a blog post yesterday. He refers to the “rule of three” which conjectures that no more than three large vendors can succeed in a mature market. If this applies in mobile, then we will see no more than three survivors, after failures and consolidation, from the following group
…continue reading Which mobile platforms will fail?
HP’s Todd Bradley, Executive Vice President of Personal Systems and formerly CEO of Palm, was interviewed by Jon Fortt at CNBC. Fortt asks some great questions which mostly get woolly answers, but did get this statement from Bradley:
We will not do a Linux, Android phone. We won’t do a Microsoft Phone … we’ll deliver
…continue reading HP will not do Android or Windows Phone 7 smartphones – but what chance for webOS?
Microsoft watchers have been scrutinising the fascinating Mini-Microsoft post on the Kin smartphone debacle and what it says about the company. If it is even slightly accurate, it is pretty bad; and it must be somewhat accurate since we know that the hopeless Kin launch happened and that the product was killed shortly afterwards. Of
…continue reading Dysfunctional Microsoft?
I’m at an Adobe partner conference in Amsterdam – not for the partner sessions, but to be one of the judges for tomorrow’s application showcase. However, I’ve been chatting to Michael Chaize, a Flash Platform evangelist based in Paris, and picked up a few updates on the progress of Flash and AIR on mobile devices.
…continue reading Flash and AIR for Windows Phone 7 by mid 2011?
…continue reading HP hedges mobile bets by buying Palm and webOS
I’ve just reviewed the LG GW620 Android phone. I was impressed by its features but disappointed by its usability – it’s not that bad, but scrolling web pages accurately with touch I found almost impossible – it’s hard to avoid scrolling too far and missing out a chunk – and why does LG supply the
…continue reading Android the new Windows?