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LG to take over webOS from HP

LG to take over webOS from HP

The webOS software found a new home.

The famous webOS software of Hewlett-Packard is already sold to LG Electronics, a South Korean electronics company.

On Monday, the deal was announced by HP, which has gotten the company off of the centerpiece of its unfortunate purchase of $1.8 billion for Palm Inc. three years ago.

In 2011, HP used webOS as the facilitator into the tablet computer and smartphone market as well. However, the company immediately got rid of the mobile devices that runs on the software along with the failing revenues. As a result, HP decided to stop the development of the webOS for its own products and to give away the principal technology as open-source software for programmers everywhere in order to change for their personal necessities and prerequisites.

LG to take over webOS from HPOn the other hand, LG Electronics has larger plans for the software. Primarily, the webOS will be combined with a new line of Internet-connected televisions from the company. If this event becomes successful, then LG will consider selling household appliances and other gadgets running on webOS. The main concept of LG is to create a so-called “smart” home.

Moreover, along with the commitment of LG to webOS, the team of engineers who had been working on the software for HP will also be acquired by the company. However, it is not known if LG will also take over of the team’s offices or will move them to other locations.

Hewlett-Packard’s stocks recently dropped thirteen cents to close at $19.07.



Two Beta Versions of Open Source WebOS to be Released, HP

Two Beta Versions of Open Source WebOS to be Released, HP

On Friday, Hewlett-Packard has released two beta versions of its open source web operating system. One version is created for developers, running on the desktop of Ubuntu Linux. The other one is for the so-called “OpenEmbedded” development environment, determined to assist developers to port webOS to new devices.

The webOS team calls the project currently released as the August Edition. It composts of about forty-five open source webOS components and 450,000 lines of code. According to the team, the two beta versions were made public under the license of Apache 2.0. This is considered as the most liberal and accepted when it comes to open source webOS.

The latest beta version for desktop build has included a webOS System Manager version running as an application on the Ubuntu desktop. The new beta version supports applications built with the third party framework of JavaScript called Enyo. Core webOS apps like Contacts and Calendar run within the System Manager. The functions of the System Manager consist of rendering the webOS Card View, Status Bar, Launcher, and other interface fundamentals.

Moreover, the team explained that it was just natural for them to release a beta version for the OpenEmbedded platform. This is because of the extensive adoption of the community, and excellent cross-compiling support for numerous architectures of hardware. For this version, the webOS consists of an ARM emulator which will run core services like node and db8.

Further announcements will be made during the September launch of the open source OS.


hp tablet with windows 8

HP will Release Tablet with Windows 8 in 2012

hp tablet with windows 8Hewlett Packard will continue in producing tablet computers, and they’re going to be driven by the Windows 8 os, HP explained on a phone call with the market analysts. The future of its webOS mobile Operating system continues to be unclear.

“We’re at the beginning stages of a new segment,” according to Meg Whitman, HP Chief Executive. “I hardly think that we’re too late, the work we’re doing with Microsoft is extraordinarily compelling, ultraportables are compelling.” she added.

Before the analyst phone call on Thursday, Whitman reported that the HP is not going to market its PC business, the so-called Personal Systems Group, a decision that Leo Apotheker, HP’s previous CEO, stated would be a possibility before his ousting.

From the official statement concerning the decision, the company didn’t identify whether or not tablets, as well as desktop computers and laptops, would stay separate from the company’s production portfolio.

As outlined by Whitman, Hewlett Packard’s first Windows 8 tablet pc will certainly launch at some point next year.

HP also intends to lessen the number of items it produces, according to Whitman, to give better concentration to creating a small number of good quality computers.

“One of my observations is that HP tries to do a lot of things,” according to Whitman. “And I am big believer in doing a small number of things really, really well – set them up, knock them down, set them up, knock them down.” she added.

HP Touchpad

Reasons Why You Should Not Buy a $99 TouchPad

HP TouchpadThe TouchPad is now gone, yet Hewlett-Packard is giving it a hell of a wake. HP has ripped the price of its $399 tablet computer to $99 after killing the product on Thursday, sparking a buying frenzy.

At last, an Apple competitor has established a price low enough to begin an online shopping stampede.  It is bulkier than an iPad, the battery life is relatively poor, and it’s got just one camera – instead of two, but $99 bucks seems pretty good for everything with a 1.2 Ghz Snapdragon processor and an operating system with the ease of use and complexity of WebOS.

Do not do it, because tablets are all about apps.  There are only few hundred apps available for the TouchPad, compared to some hundred thousand for the iPad and for rivals running Android. Worse yet, with HP killing its whole WebOS product line, so there is no reason to belive more are approaching.

That might not seem like a big deal.  A few months from now, on the other hand, people will be talking about a new game or a new application.  If you’ve got Apple’s iPad or an Android tablet like Acer’s Iconia and Toshiba’s Thrive, it is perhaps going to charge you just 99 cents to get it.  If you’ve only got a TouchPad, you are going to have to buy a whole new tablet.

HP WebOS Software

CEO: HP is Open to Licensing WebOS Software

Chief Executive Leo Apotheker said that Hewlett-Packard Co. observes the WebOS software it got from Palm running gadgets also its own and is open to licensing the operating system.

Apotheker who was talking at the D9 conference organized by the blog AllThingsD said, “I happen to believe that WebOS is a uniquely outstanding operating system. It’s not correct to believe that it should only be on HP devices.”

Inquired if HP would think licensing it to others, like Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer HTC Corp, Apotheker said, “It is certainly something we would entertain.”

The ambitious preparation for WebOs approaches as HP is cogging up to launch its 9.7 inch TouchPad tablet, which is based on the WebOS software that HP got last summer in its $1.2 billion buy of handheld gadget pioneer Palm.

HP WebOS SoftwareWebOS is broadly showed as a tough platform, although HP faces an uphill fight to increase traction in the mobile market.  Its products are incoming late to a market previously crawling with rivalry from Apple Inc. and gadgets based on Android of Google Inc.

He felt sorry that the company did not get Palm and WebOS to market closer.

He said, “Right now we are focused on getting it out in the market to gain the credibility.  WebOS will also be adopted by many partners who provide services to small and medium businesses.”

HP which as well prepares to include the operating system into every printer valued more than $100 together with utilizing it to run smartphones, desires WebOS to be the No. 3 operating system, following iOS of Apple and Android of Google.

Apotheker said, “It didn’t catch on because Palm didn’t have the resources to create the final quality nor could it get distributed widely enough to make it credible.”

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Latest iPad

Apple to Expose its Latest iPad

Apple Inc. is anticipated to expose a latest edition of its iPad table gadget after much waiting.

Apple emailed invitations to the media for a particular occasion on Wednesday in San Yerba Buena Center, San Franciso for the Arts. The company did not state what the theme of the occasion would be, but clued at it with a graphic of its calendar app peeled back to expose the corner of a gadget that appeared an iPad.

The spokesperson of the Apple refused to comment.

When Steve Jobs, Apple Chief Executive revealed the iPad a year ago in January as a “magical and revolutionary device,” several Apple watchers were doubtful of the ability of the company to sell a gadget that was meant to fit into a brand new market among a smartphone and a laptop.

The company of Cupertino, California consequently proved nonbelievers mistaken. Apple sold 14.8 million iPads as of the last part of 2010, accumulating $4.6 billion in sales, or about 17% of its on the whole income, as customers grabbed the tablets to read emails, surf the Internet, play games and yet build work presentations.

Maker of BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd. is anticipated to transport its PlayBook tablet in March or April at a related price range as the iPad, which begins at $499. The largest point of demarcation of PlayBook: it will have tighter safety and incorporation with corporations’ back-software.

Latest iPad

In the meantime, Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc., just launched Xoom, a tablet that will sustain 4G, the next generation high-speed wireless network, throughout Verizon Wireless for $599 with a two-year agreement. The following are also preparing tablets: Hewlett-Packard Co., Dell Inc. and Toshiba Corp.

Sarah Rotman Epps, Forrester Research analyst said Apple is over up to the challenge this year. She said, “Apple has a strong first-mover advantage,”  adding that customers will be contrasting a second-generation iPad and over 60,000 iPad apps with first-generation gadgets by other challengers.

Rotman Epps forecasts that Apple will stay as a minimum of 80% market share in the U.S. in 2011, behind from almost 100% previous year. In general, Forrester anticipates U.S. tablet sales to over twice to 24.1 million from 10.3 million in 2010.

The Wall Street Journal, informed by the People familiar with the circumstances that the next edition of the iPad will be thinner, lighter and more powerful than the original. One camera also exists on the front of the gadget for features similar to video-conferencing, the people said.

Apple will as well probable bring in latest ways to utilize the iPad as with some of its product events. The event will also be closely watched to see if ailing Mr. Jobs, who last month announced he was taking a medical leave from Apple, will appear.

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Windows 7 and Android Tablets, Speculated to be Released by Acer in Early 2011

Involving by now in a crowded market, Acer arranges to release two Android-based tablets and a Windows 7 tablet in early 2011.  Cost and names stay secret for the gadgets which will contend with not just the Apple iPad, however also other Android-based tablets for instance the Samsung Galaxy Tab.

This coming April 2011, Acer’s 7-inch and 10.1-inch tablets will debut. The producer is furthermore allegedly scheduling a 10.1-inch tablet successively Windows 7 with front- and rear-facing cameras which will strike store shelves in February 2011.


All three gadgets will attribute WiFi and 3G. In a Nov. 23 press conference in New York City, Acer executives moreover established an Android-powered smartphone with a 4.8-inch touch-screen, and a 14-inch dual-screen laptop.

Acer at present features a mystery in the mushrooming tablet market having shored the netbooks tendency to ever-higher income and profile. Companies for instance Apple and Samsung are creating important forays into that space, with others as well as Acer challengers Dell and Hewlett-Packard, poised to link the fight in coming months. According to one latest statement, Samsung’s Galaxy Tab has by now sold 600,000 units in a month of release while millions of iPads have transported since April.

According to current information from Strategy Analytics, while the iPad holds some 95.5 percent of the international tablet market, the general anticipation is that multiplying Android tables will start to grab an advanced percentage in forthcoming months.

The billion-dollar query is whether the rising and falling interest in tablets is pessimistically impacting the market for traditional low-end notebooks and netbooks.

Stephen Baker, an analyst with NPD Group, wrote in a Sept. 20 posting on the research firm’s official blog “No one projected netbook sales to continue at the impressive stages of 2009 and actually netbooks, as a proportion of U.S. customer sales, have been extremely stable the entire year in the mid-teens, and in light of the sales particulars it is, in my outlook, a wrong and completely unsustainable place to claim that PC sales are in stress because of the iPad when there are so lots of other aspect that are causal to poor outcomes.”

Additional analysts appear more persuaded of tablets’ weighing behind the notebook market.

Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty wrote in a September 17 study note that,  “We anticipate tablets to go on to force PCs as other seller open products like, Dell Streak and Samsung Tab and Apple make bigger its iPad allocation,”  Her study note used information from NPD Group, illustrating in general U.S. notebook sales moribund 4 percent year-over-year for 2010.

Acer obviously plans to play distant in it whether the tablet market goes on to raise cannibalization-free or it is impacts sales of netbooks.

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