HP: All our PCs will run webOS from next year

By Emil ยท 14 replies
Mar 9, 2011
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  1. Hewlett-Packard is more serious about its newly acquired webOS platform than we ever thought before. It will soon be available on every new HP PC โ€“ that's what the recently appointed HP CEO, Leo Apotheker, is claiming, according to BusinessWeek:

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  2. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    Interestingly move, I hope they put in serious effort in this one, and perhaps help create a more 'competitive' OS market.
  3. ansh1993

    ansh1993 TS Enthusiast Posts: 93

    One more competitor in the OS market .
  4. Lokalaskurar

    Lokalaskurar TS Enthusiast Posts: 544

    HP have taken many bold moves recently. A lot in fact. Ever since HP bought Compaq (or atleast some of their shares) moves like this one, the WebOS, are starting to literary spawn from HP. The WebOS-idea might just be a little too much.

    How many of you remember Excelstore? Well, their innovative tactics got them to where they are today it seems. This might seem like a *very* bold statement, but I personally think HP might just be too innovative - and it might be their doom. Why you ask? HP is earning more than ever before, are'nt they? This could result in HP becoming a really big competitor over the years, who really knows?

    One should keep in mind though, that before Google's creativity, many companies leapt for glory, but many have also fallen because of it. Not that I'm complaining though, I love innovativeness, and I hope HP's move pays off :) . I'm just saying.
  5. Jibberish18

    Jibberish18 TS Evangelist Posts: 646   +89

    I haven't tried WebOS but from what I've read, it is a very innovative OS that deserves attention and didn't deserve the death it got. BUT for everyone that says that more competition is a good thing, on one hand you're right BUT just imagine developers had to try and make a game for example on 4 different OS's. How long do you think it would take, what type of quality would the game be and how often would it be updated? There is advantage in less options believe it or not. As long as those options aren't abused.
  6. Cota

    Cota TS Enthusiast Posts: 513   +8

    Will definitely try this but only to see if i should implement it on "normal" users, not for me even if if takes less click than in their softwares :p
  7. akannitaoheed

    akannitaoheed TS Rookie Posts: 79

    That will be quite interesting but I hope the OS will have as much features or more than existing windows OS that they currently use..
  8. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    This is a very smart move on their part. They have little to lose besides the development costs. I'm guessing that it will function like the Express Gate on ASUS boards, but with more functionality. The more people can get done by using the WebOS, without booting into Windows, the more of them will be likely to buy a machine without Windows on it, just WebOS.

    If they can ensure that relatively cheap hardware will run the software very fast, then they can probably snag themselves a few percent of market share before Windows 8 comes out.

    Competition = better products from everyone.
  9. DSP8000

    DSP8000 TS Rookie

    Oh no :) HP FAIL again, seriously, what can HP do that Microsoft, Apple, Linux has not already done so far. I doubt that they will start distributing their PC's with this OS. Consumer products from HP are quite DOA anyways, I have dealt with HP for over 6~7 on a daily basis. It is one brand that I would not recommend to my biggest enemy. Good luck to them anyway.
  10. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

    There's a good likelihood this will be little more than an "instant on" environment similar to how HP uses Linux at the moment.

    It may not be be the Windows competitor people are thinking.
  11. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    Uh microsoft apple and HP are companies. Linux is an OS.
  12. What can HP (webOS) offer that Microsoft (Windows 7), Apple (OS X), and Linux don't currently have available?
  13. HP, you're a little late to the show. Google is already doing this and has far more clout than you.
  14. Emil

    Emil TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 154

    Instant on?
  15. it makes pefect sense, HP releasing their own OS...on their own Hardware.....platforms are standard.....Mr Perfect

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