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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 th...

Roboto

It’s always been a shame that Google wasn’t focusing on Android’s design as much as they should’ve in the early versions. It should’ve been one of their main priorities... from day one. Design is very important. It’s not just for “fashion” oriented people – good design can make something not only beautiful and a joy to watch, but also a joy to use, and i...

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HTC is reportedly being interested in acquiring webOS from HP. HP is probably still not sure whether they want to sell it or not, most likely along with their Palm patents, which HTC could also... really use against Apple (and maybe Microsoft later). Also, HTC says if they are doing this they want it to be a very rational decision, and not an impulse one.

First of all, they need to be sure...

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To me, it was the ridiculously low fire sale price and the potential for running Android that made the HP TouchPad gain back a heartbeat after its maker pronounced it dead.

Within just hours... after HP announced the lower prices for a product it no longer wishes to continue producing, retailers selling the device ran out of stock quickly. Even HP’s own online store and its company-ow...

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HP has announced its plan to produce one more batch of HP TouchPad tablets, due to reach store shelves before October 31.  Industry sources say HP might produce 500,000 to 1 million more units.

HP... recently decided to kill the HP TouchPad and clear out the remaining units in warehouses through an absurdly marked-down price sale.  That did the trick, and stocks were cleared very quickly.  The HP Touc...

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The TouchDroid project, which was supposed to produce a port of Android that can replace the webOS operating system on the HP TouchPad, is currently going through a bumpy ride.

Yahoo!... News reports that a member of the team working on the TouchDroid project has allegedly misused funds donated to the project and has allegedly misrepresented the group.

Thomas Sohmers, the proje...

samsung-webos

According to a report from Digitimes, Samsung is considering buying webOS from HP. Some people think that this is because of Google buying Motorola, and while this may be true to some extent, Samsung... have been weighing their options for a while now.

They made the Bada OS as a back-up to Android, which is not doing too bad right now, out-selling WP7, but I’m sure they’d li...

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The mobile market experienced an earthquake when Apple launched in 2007. But it wasn’t felt right away. It was an earthquake that was felt gradually, and increasing in strength as time went by.... It took a while for the other manufacturers to realize the implications of the touchscreen smartphone. The leaders in the industry, Nokia and RIM, and even Microsoft, did exactly what I would expect in...

In what can only be considered fantastic news for the Android platform, one of the main forces behind Palm’s lovely and easy to use webOS user interface, Matias Duarte, has joined fellow Danger... Inc. alum Andy Rubin on Google’s Android development team.¬† Duarte is now the User Experience Director for Android.

For those of you that don’t keep tabs on what happens in the non...

Palm Pre with Android

Thanks to Slashdot, there is a rumor floating around that Palm may be dropping their beloved WebOS platform in favor of Android. The leak comes from... a Slashdot reader who believes that an internal memo is (or will be) circulated stating the following,

“While Palm is incredibly proud of our engineers who spent timeless work and effort to...