During the IFA trade show in Berlin on Friday, Samsung Electronics CEO Choi Gee Sung addressed rumors and speculation that Samsung was considering purchasing webOS from HP.
Choi said Samsung would “never” make the purchase, according to Bloomberg. “It’s not right that acquiring an operating system is becoming a fashion,” he said.
Sixteen months following Hewlett-Packard’s acquisition of Palm and just two months after launching the first webOS tablet, HP is giving up. The decision to axe webOS certainly wasn’t made lightly, and numerous factors undoubtedly contributed to the tech giant’s ultimate decision to put an end to its efforts with the TouchPad and other webOS hardware.
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Hewlett-Packard is gearing up to launch the TouchPad tablet this week, but already CEO Leo Apotheker is thinking about what comes next. In an interview with Bloomberg Wednesday, Apotheker said the company is in talks with third parties to license WebOS, the software piloting its mobile devices.
¿Propietario de un antiguo terminal de Palm? Entonces esta noticia te puede interesar (y mucho).
Hoy hemos tenido la oportunidad de charlar en la MWC con Enrique Lores, Vice Presidente Senior de HP, y Andrea Palisca, Director Senior de Producto de Palm, a los que, entre otras cosas, les hemos preguntado acerca del desamparo en el que se encuentran los dueños de los “viejos” Pre original, el Pre Plus, el Pixi o el Pixi Plus ante la imposibilidad de poder acceder a webOS 2.0.