This is the end … ?

Die Nachricht, dass HP keine neuen Tablets und Smartphones mit dem Betriebssystem WebOS mehr auf den Markt bringen wird, bedeutet wohl das Ende für WebOS. Eine wirkliche Überlebenschance für WebOS könnte allenfalls noch in einer Lizenzierung oder Übernahme des Betriebssystems durch HTC liegen …

“… HP will discontinue operations for webOS devices, specifically the TouchPad and webOS phones. The devices have not met internal milestones and financial targets. HP will continue to explore options to optimize the value of webOS software going forward. …” (Quelle:

“… Es wird keine neuen WebOS-Geräte mehr von HP geben. Damit besiegelt HP das Aus für die WebOS-Plattform, wie es sie bisher gibt. HP will WebOS zwar laut eigener Aussage weiterführen, verrät aber nicht, wie das geschehen soll. …” (Quelle:

“… webOS Is Officially Dead …” (Quelle:

“… Our read: HP has little interest in webOS anymore. They don’t want to walk away, because they’ve likely spent at least a few billion dollars on it, and walking away would be tantamount to treason at a company that values shareholder value over all else. So they have to find a way to get money out of what they spent, which means continuing development on webOS until they can find somebody who’s willing to license it, or buy it. Can this community handle another change of ownership? We don’t know, but at least webOS would still be alive. If HP can’t find a buyer or licensees, webOS is as good as dead. …” (Quelle:

“… As an initial response, I feel that this is a knee jerk response to the lackluster worldwide response to the recent crop of WebOS phones (Pre 2, Veer, Pre 3) as well as the TouchPad tablets along with Monday’s announcement of Google acquiring Motorola Mobility. My guess is that HP will choose to either aggressively court licensees to produce WebOS hardware or they may look to shift the platform to embedded devices such as printers and as an secondary “instant-on” OS for their PC line. …” (Quelle:

“… WebOS, where did things go wrong? One moment you’re worth a “double-down” investment by HP valued at $1.2 billion, and the OS of choice for future tablets, computers and even printers; the next, you’re discarded like yesterday’s crusty old oatmeal. …” (Quelle:

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