HP Considering Licensing Its webOS
Computer manufacturer Hewlett-Packard is currently speaking with various companies over its webOS mobile operating system. Sources claim that future Samsung tablets may sport the HP mobile OS. The move would give manufacturers such as Samsung a choice other than Windows or Android, giving consumers more options when purchasing a tablet.
It would be a win/win situation, in fact, if the deal went through. HP would be able to reach a larger user base through its webOS and tablet PC makers would be able to grab a larger portion of the market.
Would webOS tablets take a slice out of Android tablet sales, or would it be one of those less desirable options? While I can’t answer that specifically, we wonder whether Samsung will pump out a webOS tablet before Windows 8 comes out next April.
I am not sure webOS tablets will have much of an impact once consumers know that they can snag a copy of Windows 8 on their new slate. That is, of course, assuming that the mobile version of Windows 8 won’t come without its own problems.
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