Report: HP To Kill webOS in November

1 Nov

On October 4, unsuccessful California Gubernatorial Canditate and newly appointed Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman told that she would ‘decide the fate’ of the corporation’s PC division before the end of this month. Meanwhile, at that time, HP’s actual plan to sell the section had already been scaled back to a spin-off and as October comes close, it seems that HP purposes to spare PC division after all. Yet the department is not out of trouble; not all is well for the department which is already wear out, the Guardian said on Friday that even though HP will no longer cast out PC, they’re going to kill webOS.

WebOS was got in 2010, when HP bought Palm for 1.2 billion. WebOS is the operating system that functions behind the TouchPad tablet. TouchPad’s notorious failure was a factor in HP’s flirtation with tossing away their PC division, and it was unlikely to survive regardless of that decision. Some efforts were taken to lure the interested buyers- Amazon was gossiped to have been courted – failed, all but sealing webOS’ fate. One of the HP employees reported the Guardian earlier that  “There’s a 95% chance we all get laid off between now and November”. Still, the killing of webOS  has resulted in the loss of up to 500 jobs and the alarming prospect of seeking work in a tech industry battered by the worst recession since 1930s.

Source: tomshardware

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