Webos articles

HP's webOS to be fully open-sourced by September

HP is moving ahead with its plans to open-source webOS and has provided a few details on how the process will develop. According to the company, the mobile operating system will be given to the open source community under an…

HP TouchPad fire sale more smoke than fire

HP launched one final liquidation sale on their discontinued HP TouchPad Sunday night to try and meet the incredible demand that the tablet generated from the original sale in August. But despite the bargain-basement pricing, many were still left unsatisfied.

HP's $99 TouchPad fire-sale is back one last time

In August, Hewlett Packard made the shocking announcement that it would halt its webOS projects and potentially exit the PC market by selling or spinning off its Personal Systems Group (PSG) division. Along with the news the company began a…

HP slashes over 500 jobs at webOS division

HP has confirmed that a round of layoffs in its webOS division is now underway. Although the company declined to provide an actual number, AllThingsD is reporting that the move will affect as many as 525 employees in the hardware…

Samsung chief: We'll 'never' acquire WebOS

Samsung is not interested in purchasing or licensing WebOS from HP, according to the company’s CEO Gee-Sung Choi. At IFA in Berlin earlier this week, the head of the South Korean company said they will “never” seek such a deal…

HP addresses TouchPad questions

HP is surprised at the enthusiastic response from the price drop and as a result, has been flooded with questions from users and potential customers alike. The company took to their blog yesterday to answer some of the more pressing questions regarding...

HP TouchPad gets first webOS update, $50 price cut

Hewlett-Packard has dropped the price of the HP TouchPad by $50 until September 10, 2011. The likely reason is to make room for the HP TouchPad 4G. Last month, HP offered a $50 rebate on the purchase of a new 32GB…

HP TouchPad Review: How does it stack up?

The TouchPad is HP's first tablet effort running the webOS operating system that it acquired when it purchased Palm last year. Many users and lovers of webOS's blend of beauty and functionality have been waiting with baited breath to see how it performs on a tablet.

Has HP managed to take the best of webOS and implement it on the TouchPad while avoiding the pitfalls that have plagued the platform in the past? Is the TouchPad a compelling option compared to market leader Apple's iPad 2 or the less impressive Android 3.1 Honeycomb tablets currently available?