HP CEO Sees Future webOS And Its Advantages Over iOS, Android

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HP decided to make webOS open source back in December 2011 after plans for selling or licensing out the platform didn’t work out. However, HP’s CEO Meg Whitman still believes in the potential of the ex-Palm mobile platform, with a twist.

“We’re going to build another operating system that has huge advantages, in my view, over iOS, which is a closed system, Android, which is incredibly fragmented and may ultimately be more closed with acquisition of Motorola Mobility”, said Meg Whitman in an interview to CRN.

Of course, Google’s Eric Schmidt would firmly disagree. However, HP’s CEO is confident about an “alternative, open-source operating system that has some real strengths to it”.

As far as tablets are concerned HP is recovering from the failure of the TouchPad. Furthermore, Meg Whitman acknowledges that HP has “to have a tablet offering. We will be back in that business. We’re coming back into the market with a Windows 8 tablet, first on an x86 chip and then maybe on an ARM chip”.

Source: CRN

Via: BGR

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