Despite earlier reports to the contrary, LG Electronics said it may consider leveraging its newly-acquired webOS operating system to power smartphones and other connected devices.
LG Electronics is acquiring the webOS mobile operating system from Hewlett-Packard, stating it will resurrect the platform to power smart TVs, not smartphones. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Hewlett-Packard is working on a high-end tablet running Google's Android platform and may also produce an Android smartphone, according to a report from ReadWrite .
Hewlett-Packard is looking for developers in Sunnyvale, Calif., and Shanghai, to work on WebOS and Enyo, the operating system's HTML5-based application framework.
Hewlett-Packard released Open webOS 1.0, enabling developers to port the mobile operating system to new devices.
Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman said the computer maker will ultimately get back into the smartphone business, but she did not give a specific timeframe for when it would do so.
Hewlett-Packard released the beta version of its open-source webOS mobile operating system, also rolling out two developer build environments.
If the rumors of Amazon's impending launch of a smartphone become a reality it would llikely force Amazon to offer a more comprehensive mobile platform that will inspire developers to contribute applications. But the smartphone expectation also begs some important questions.
Mobile software developer interest in Research In Motion's BlackBerry operating system continues to erode, according to a new survey published by Baird Equity Research.