HP says webOS will be better than Android and iOS

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I’m a big fan of webOS. I really enjoyed using it on my Touchpad. The one major issue in my eyes is the lack of apps, and for good reason. What developer would want to put time into a webOS app not knowing whether the OS would even be around in the coming months, let alone years? HP announced last December that it was planning on open sourcing its webOS software. This gave a lot of people the hope that maybe webOS isn’t dead after all. Within the last couple weeks HP has started to fulfill that promise by beginning to release the code for webOS.

Meg Whitman, CEO of HP, stated rather boldly that webOS will eventually be better than both Android and iOS. She sees the Apple iOS system as being too “closed”, and Android as too fragmented. While I agree with her opinions on Apple being too closed, I see the strides that Google is taking to help the fragmentation of Android. Of course only time will tell if those steps are fruitful ones or not, but at least Google is heading in the right direction. HP is planning on releasing the first version of the new webOS in September of 2012. There is no news if a new tablet will be rocking the refined OS or not. Meg Whitman also stated that HP has not given up on the tablet market. She said that they will have a Windows 8 tablet in the mix later this year. It sounds like this will be a big year for HP in the tablet industry. Only time will tell how well they learned from the Touchpad debacle however.

[Tech Radar]

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Bryan Faulkner

Bryan Faulkner is a former associate editor at Pocketables. He loves to find new ways to use his tablets while working as the Tech Director at his local church. Mixing sound from the iPad is his newest obsession. He currently has a pair of HP TouchPads, an iPad 2, a decommissioned HTC EVO 4G, and a Samsung Galaxy Note II to tinker with.

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