Qualcomm and HP announced a deal involving the sale of thousands of patents from HP’s Palm, IPAQ, and Bitfone portfolio to the mobile chipmaker.
WebOS lives! Don’t get too excited though, there’s no new Pre or TouchPad to drool over, it’s just a TV. Read on for more!
WebOS has been on its death bed for a while now, granted a form of life-support through Open WebOS. Just when things looked bleak for the OS’s future, it is back on its feet with a new owner, LG.
Developers have ported webOS to the Nexus 7. Currently in Alpha stage, the release has limited functionality, but should be a good project for hackers.
We’ve heard a lot of criticisms about Android as a platform, including fragmentation, patent infringements, a copycat mentality, and a platform that has been made cheap by the proliferation of inexpensive, low-end devices. But a recent interview with a venture capitalist has brought Android criticism to a whole new level.
Still far from complete, however it looks like some progress is being made in terms of getting Open webOS up and running on Android. The Phoenix project has recently shown that progress in a demo video with webOS running on a Nexus S 4G.
It took 16 years since the first smart phone came out, but the number of smartphones in use has recently exceeded one billion. According to Strategy Analytics, that equals about 1 out of every 7 people who now own a smartphone. With major smartphone companies like Apple, Samsung, HTC, and Motorola raking in billions of dollars a year, it’s not surprise they’re being so competitive.
PhoneGap is a build service that is hosted by Adobe. It allows developers to create cross-platform mobile applications. The implication being that developers who create an application for, say, iOS will be able to easily port their application to Android or even Windows. This should help create a more diverse mobile app market for everyone.
In an interview with Fox Business yesterday, HP CEO Meg Whitman said that “we have to ultimately offer a smartphone.” So we know that HP has a smartphone on the way, but the question is: what is going to power it? Is it even possible that it could be Android?
Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman believes that webOS can play an important role in the future as an open-source mobile operating system. Once Google successfully purchases Motorola Mobility, Whitman believes Android could become closed-source. Even though the complete impact of webOS will take up to 4 years, Whitman promised that HP will remain patient. The CEO gave a speech at the HP Global Partner Conference held in Las Vegas last Wednesday and gave some very decent points. “Apple is great, it’s on fire, but iOS is a closed system. Google could end up that way with the purchase of Motorola; Android…