HP: WebOS Will Be On Every PC We Ship in 2012
And you thought you'd have to get a Veer or HP TouchPad to get your hands on WebOS!
Last month HP unveiled a whole line of devices utilizing the WebOS operating system it gained when it acquired Palm last year. However, it seems a brand spanking new line of WebOS mobile devices was just the tip of the iceberg; HP plans to put WebOS on a lot more of its machines. In fact, by next year, it’s going to be on all of them.
Speaking to Bloomberg, HP CEO Leo Apotheker said that starting in 2012, every one of HP’s PCs will be shipped with the ability to run WebOS as well as Windows.
Speaking to the Seattle Times, Phil McKinney, CTO of HP's personal systems group, said the company's new approach would be "a combination of taking the existing operating systems and bringing WebOS onto those platforms and making it universal across all of our footprint."
According to Bloomberg, the aim of including WebOS is to encourage developers to develop applications for more than just phones and tablets. The end result is hopefully differentiating HP PCs, printers, tablets and phones from competitors' products.
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