In a shocking development, HP has announced that they plan to discountinue operations for webOS devices, to include the TouchPad and webOS phones. This leaves
Apple


,
RIM


, and
Microsoft


as the smartphone alternatives to Android, and that makes us sad. Nobody has the full details just yet, but whispers of licensing out the software or open-sourcing the entire project are already making the rounds, and we certainly hope that webOS isn't just left to die a horrible death on HP printers.
What does this mean for Android is what we have to ask ourselves, and the jury is still out. With news of
Google buying Motorola


, and if HP does license out webOS to OEMs, things could get really interesting. We'll just have to what and see what develops.
Source:
Pre Central





























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