HP has today announced that it will be shutting down its webOS cloud services and App Catalog on January 15th 2015. Removing the ability for users to recover lost passwords, setup new HP webOS cloud services and even stopping the ability for users to backup or restore webOS devices from the cloud.
HP purchased Palm spending over $1 billion is the process to acquire the company and its software, to be able to take control of the companies webOS mobile operating system.
Unfortunately sales didn’t blossom quite as well as HP had intended and the company decided to pull the plug on its webOS hardware development, only two months after launching the HP Touchpad tablet that was launched running the new webOS software. HP explains a little more what they are shutting down their webOS cloud services :
“Shutting down webOS cloud services is part of an orderly end of life program. HP announced the end of webOS devices (phones and tablets) over 3 years ago but the services were kept running to allow customers to continue to have a richer user experience. The user count has dwindled to the point where it is no longer viable to keep the services running. This does not disable the devices currently running in the field.”
For a full FAQ about the shutting down of the webOS services jumper to the HP webOS developer website for more details and answers to your questions regards app you may have bought.
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