HP is moving forward with its plans to open source webOS, after failing to sell it off last year.
When HP says it’s exiting its hardware business, you’d best believe. The company confirmed today that in addition to spinning off its PC hardware business, it’s also killing its webOS devices, including the TouchPad tablet, as well as the Pre and Pixi phones.
Sorry Palm Pre and Pixi fans, it looks like you’ll be left out in the cold when it comes to the upcoming Web OS 2.0 update, Engadget confirmed today in a conversation with HP’s (and former Palm CEO) Jon Rubinstein.
HP today finally unveiled the next generation of Palm’s mobile operating system, WebOS 2.0, as well as its next flagship device, the Palm Pre 2. But while WebOS 2.0 seems like a nice upgrade, the same can’t be said for the minimally revamped Pre 2.
HP/Palm is apparently working on a touchscreen-only phone with a high-resolution screen, and it’s going by the codename “Mansion”, a tipster tells Palm fansite Pre Central.
Here’s the latest action: