Hewlett-Packard announced today that it intends to share the sourcecode for its operating system WebOS used especially in its TouchPadTablet. While rumors circulated so far on the abandonment of WebOS byHP due to the failure suffered by the TouchPad Tablet, the Americanfinally opted for another solution, sharing the source code of thesystem mobile operating.
Still, so that now a sizeable fleet ofmachines running WebOS, and HP has decided to capitalize on this bysharing the source
code of the operating system through licensingagreements. This will enable such a return on his investment when hewas paid $ 1.2 billion when it acquired last year Palm with WebOS inthe basket.
In this way, HP can also arise fromcompetitor Google's Android mobile system and attract brands thatwant to be less dependent on the firm Mountainview for theirSmartphones and tablet without using Windows.
It is rumored also that according toTechcrunch Hewlett-Packard aims to launch a new tablet in WebOS, butnot before 2013. A Tablet HP could also be released in 2012 but underthe new operating system Windows 8 Microsoft.