On Friday, HP’s CEO Meg Whitman announced what the company would be doing with webOS, HP has decided to make webOS open source, probably the best thing the company could do with the software.
And it looks like HP hasn’t ruled out making their own webOS devices ion the future, as the company has said that they may consider making webOS tablets again in 2013, although it doesn’t look like we will see any more webOS smartphones from HP.
What does this mean for current owners of webOS devices, like the Touchpad?
Users of webOS devices will continue to receive software improvements and updates in the future.
HP expects that making webOS open source will accelerate the development of the webOS platform and application ecosystem, which will benefit current and future users.
HP plans to remain active in the development and support of webOS.
You can find out more details about what this means for webOS over at the HP blog.