webOS

HP tipped to sell mobile patent portfolio

Desperate times call for desperate measures and it seems that HP has reached that stage indeed. The PC maker, who has been hard hit by a steadily declining PC market, is reported to be trying to regain some financial ground by selling off several mobile patents that it still holds.

Phoenix hits Kickstarter goal to bring Android apps to HP TouchPad

I think most of the people who follow the mobile realm when HP purchased Palm to get webOS wondered exactly what HP was thinking. The operating system already failed to lure in developers and buyers for Palm. HP apparently felt that its name or position was all it needed to get webOS to become a popular and viable alternative to Android and other smartphone operating systems.

HP sells WebOS to LG, only it won’t be for smartphones

Today we've just learned a lot about HP's upcoming plans. They've completely ditched WebOS on all fronts and look to be headed down the green street we call Android. This weekend they announced their first Android-powered device, the HP Slate 7, and now it has been confirmed that HP just sold WebOS to LG Electronics. There's a few small important details regarding the deal, so read on for more information.

First generation Nook Color successfully booted with Open webOS

Open webOS, the open source tablet OS, has been successful booted onto a Nook Color, which normally runs Android. Ping-Hsun Chen of Taiwan managed to get webOS up and running on a Barnes and Noble Nook Color recently. This is a great first step for users looking to mod their old first generation Nook Colors, but it's just that, a first step.

Source code for Open webOS Galaxy Nexus port goes public

When it comes to Open webOS on Android, things seem to progressing rather quickly. Open webOS isn't even a week old yet, but within a few hours after HP released it, it was already booting on the Galaxy Nexus. Just a couple of days later we saw it booting on the Transformer Prime, and today, the source code for the Galaxy Nexus port has been posted online, so the open source community can officially go nuts.

Core WebOS developers defect to Google

It's not a popular fact among the Android faithful, but Ice Cream Sandwich has a lot of the same design DNA as HP's (and formerly Palm's) WebOS, thanks to designer Matias Duarte. Now Google is getting a fresh batch of concerts from the WebOS team. The Enyo developer team helped create the HTML5 framework for the HP TouchPad, and The Verge has announced that they're making their way to Google soon.
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