With so many smartphones on the market, it is becoming increasingly difficult for a company to distinguish their device from others just based on a leap forward with hardware specs. More companies are turning to customizations of the operating system to enhance how users interact with a device.
Remember when HP had its own operating system after acquiring Palm? The Pre, Pixi, or even the Touchpad tablet? Shortly after WebOS flopped, HP was left without plans in the mobile industry. Recently, they have released some Android tablets while leaving the smartphone front dry.
An image surfaced on Monday that allegedly shows an HP smartphone. This discovery is timely as we reported at the beginning of the month an official with HP hinted the company was working on a smartphone. Now would be a good time for a company like HP to try to expand their market lines given the ongoing contraction in the PC market.
Linux-based mobile operating systems, led by Android, will own 33 percent of the global smartphone market by 2015, growing faster than the smartphone market at large, says ABI Research. In addition to examining Android's fast rise, the report looks at WebOS, MeeGo, Bada, LiMo, and ALP versions of mobile Linux....
Days after giant PC maker Hewlett-Packard announced it would discontinue its device business supported by the webOS operating system, senior vice president Stephen DeWitt declared HP would continue to develop and evolve the troubled operating system, and he promised continued support for the defunct webOS based touchpad.
HP isn’t letting a little thing like its Palm’s WebOS debacle stop it from trying to crack the lucrative smartphone market – it revealed to Re/code today that it will ship new 6- and 7-inch Android-powered smartphones beginning in February, kicking off in the growing Indian mobile market.
The smartphones (no they’re not tablets, though their size would seem to indicate othe
We’ve already got two LG smartwatches running Android Wear — but who said the company couldn’t double dip into the market, this time with a device running webOS?
It doesn’t sound like such a bad idea, as Samsung has already diversified itself by offering Tizen-based smartwatches in addition to its Android Wear devices.
Speculation seems to be true regarding LG and webOS, a