Despite earlier reports to the contrary, LG Electronics said it may consider leveraging its newly-acquired webOS operating system to power smartphones and other connected devices.
LG Electronics is acquiring the webOS mobile operating system from Hewlett-Packard, stating it will resurrect the platform to power smart TVs, not smartphones. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Hewlett-Packard is looking for developers in Sunnyvale, Calif., and Shanghai, to work on WebOS and Enyo, the operating system's HTML5-based application framework.
Hewlett-Packard released Open webOS 1.0, enabling developers to port the mobile operating system to new devices.
Hewlett-Packard released the beta version of its open-source webOS mobile operating system, also rolling out two developer build environments.
Mobile software developer interest in Research In Motion's BlackBerry operating system continues to erode, according to a new survey published by Baird Equity Research.
Several key members of Hewlett-Packard's Enyo team, the HTML5-based app framework for webOS, are defecting to Google, according to The Verge. About half a dozen members in total will be joining
Thirty-six percent of consumers who purchased Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) new iPhone 4S jumped ship from a device running Google's (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android, Research In Motion's (NASDAQ:RIMM) BlackBerry or
Google's (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android and Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) iOS combined to power 88.7 percent of all smartphones sold to U.S. consumers during the fourth quarter of 2011, according to new data