Although webOS is now an open-source platform available for all, that doesn't mean we can't take a look at some cool hardware of what could have been. The TouchPad Go — a 7-inch version of the TouchPad was never mass produced or officially announced, but webOS Nation got their hands on a prototype and gave it a thorough review.
The best news of the week is that HP is NOT killing off webOS. After months of deliberation, HP announced that it will release webOS as an open source platform and will continue to be a active player in developing and support the platform. That's great news for Touchpad owners!
Ever since HP killed off the webOS hardware, the future of the mobile platform has remained shrouded in mystery. VentureBeat is reporting that Amazon might buy webOS from HP. But what about that new Android-powered Kindle Fire?
HP's end to webOS (although, it'll still be supported, for now) was heartbreaking for fans of the OS, but there's possible good news. Rumor has it Samsung might buy webOS from HP and give it the love it truly deserves.
Up until last week, there were five major mobile operating systems: Android, iOS, Windows Phone 7, BlackBerry and webOS. With the wounding of webOS, there are now four. The two top players being Android and iOS. And Microsoft wants at least the bronze medal.
Now that the smoke has cleared up around webOS's abrupt K.O., it's time to straighten out the facts: webOS is not dead. In fact, despite dismal TouchPad sales, HP still "stands by it."
When Palm launched the webOS mobile software a couple of years ago, it was generally seen as a pretty solid offering and a good alternative to the iPhone. But since then, HP has bought Palm, and not too many webOS devices have been sold. And today, HP killed the OS off.
Starting next year, every single PC made by HP will dual-boot Windows and WebOS. Can a mobile OS save HP?
The Palm Pre 2, announced today, looks very similar to the original Pre and the Pre Plus. It still looks like a little black stone and has a slide-out keyboard tucked underneath its screen. The big change is inside: webOS 2.0.
Palm never officially acknowledged its existence until now, but we've been hearing hints about this cute little brother to the Palm Pre for a while now. It's called the Palm Pixi, and instead of the Pre's slider form factor, it's...