WebOS - Infoworld http://www.infoworld.com/t/21636 en The 8 mobile OS upstarts that want to topple iOS and Android http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/the-8-mobile-os-upstarts-want-topple-ios-and-android-213427?source=rss_webos <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Generic_Smartphone_hp.jpg" alt="The 8 mobile OS upstarts that want to topple iOS and Android" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>People love choice -- or so they say. In reality, we tend to gravitate to just a few choices, especially when it comes to core technology.</p> Consumerization of IT HTML5 Mobile Technology Open Source Software The Industry Standard Apple Firefox Google Nokia Samsung Ubuntu Android Linux BlackBerry HTML5 iOS iPad iPhone Mobile Development Smartphones Tablets Open Source Software WebOS Windows Phone Web Applications Tue, 05 Mar 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Galen M. Gruman 213427 at http://www.infoworld.com HP sells WebOS to LG for smart TVs http://www.infoworld.com/d/computer-hardware/hp-sells-webos-lg-smart-tvs-213434?source=rss_webos <p>Hewlett-Packard has sold some of the rights to its WebOS mobile operating system to LG Electronics for use in Internet-connected "smart" TVs made by the South Korean electronics firm.</p> <p>LG has agreed to acquire the source code, WebOS engineering team, and other assets from HP, in a deal announced today. LG will also license HP patents related to WebOS and cloud technology, the companies said. Financial terms of the deal weren't disclosed, bit both said there would be no material effect on their finances.</p> Computer Hardware Hewlett-Packard (HP) Consumer Electronics WebOS Mon, 25 Feb 2013 22:35:55 +0000 admin 213434 at http://www.infoworld.com The mobile tech IQ test: Are you smarter than your smartphone? http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/the-mobile-tech-iq-test-are-you-smarter-your-smartphone-206340?source=rss_webos <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quiz-overview"> <div class="field-label">Overview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mobile technology is a huge part of our lives -- and boy, has it come a long way over the past several years, let alone decades. From giant car phones to sleek smartphones, mobile gadgets have evolved from clunky utilitarian tools into artistic communication consoles.</p> <p>So from its early days through now, how much do you really know about mobile technology? Click through the following questions to find out.</p> <p><strong>[ More InfoWorld quizzes: <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/application-development/the-java-iq-test-194151?source=fssr">The Java IQ test</a> | <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/technology-business/the-google-iq-test-204712?source=fssr">The Google IQ test</a> | <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/the-android-iq-test-196025?source=fssr">The Android IQ test</a> | <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/application-development/the-javascript-iq-test-191020?source=fssr">The JavaScript IQ test</a> | <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/malware-iq-test-round-2-198237?source=fssr">Malware IQ test: Round 2</a> | <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/misadventures/the-2011-infoworld-geek-iq-test-178642?source=fssr">The 2011 InfoWorld geek IQ test</a> | <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/application-development/hello-world-programming-languages-quiz-188874?source=fssr">'Hello, world': Programming languages quiz</a> | <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/adventures-in-it/programming-iq-test-round-2-224?source=fssr">Programming IQ test: Round 2</a> | <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/linux/linux-iq-test-round-2-657?source=fssr">InfoWorld's Linux IQ test: Round 2</a> | <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/microsoft-windows/the-windows-iq-test-180651?source=fssr">The Windows IQ test</a> ]</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--> Mobile Technology Android BlackBerry iPad iPhone Mobile Apps Smartphones Tablets WebOS Mobile Technology Thu, 08 Nov 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Jason Snyder 206340 at http://www.infoworld.com HP releases two beta versions of open source WebOS http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/hp-releases-two-beta-versions-of-open-source-webos-201542?source=rss_webos <p>Hewlett-Packard released two beta versions of its <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/mobile-technology/hp-dumps-webos-the-open-source-world-181393">open source WebOS</a> on Friday: one for developers that runs on the Ubuntu Linux desktop and one the OpenEmbedded development environment intended to help developers port WebOS to new devices.</p> Mobile Technology Hewlett-Packard (HP) Open Source Software WebOS Tue, 04 Sep 2012 11:00:00 +0000 admin 201542 at http://www.infoworld.com HP cuts jobs as WebOS transitions to open source http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/hp-cuts-jobs-webos-transitions-open-source-187611?source=rss_webos <p>Hewlett-Packard has cut 275 jobs in its WebOS group, as part of its strategy to turn the operating system over to the open source community, a source said Tuesday.</p> <p>HP <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9224125/HP_Readies_Open_Source_webOS_Release" target="_blank">said last year</a> that it would stop making devices that use the operating system which was developed by Palm for phones and tablets, and later decided to release the software under the Apache License 2.0. HP had acquired Palm in 2010.</p> Mobile Technology Hewlett-Packard (HP) Open Source Software WebOS Wed, 29 Feb 2012 12:58:58 +0000 admin 187611 at http://www.infoworld.com As HP ejects WebOS, its creator departs HP http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/hp-ejects-webos-its-creator-departs-hp-185221?source=rss_webos <p>Jon Rubinstein, the force behind the WebOS mobile operating system, has quit Hewlett-Packard, where he's worked since the company's acquisition of Palm in 2010. "Jon has fulfilled his commitment to HP. We wish him well," HP said in a statement. Rubinstein <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/business/palm-troubles-continue-44-percent-profit-drop-982">joined Palm in 2007</a> as chairman and <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/open-source/can-rubinstein-reboot-palm-203">became CEO in 2009</a> after a long stint at Apple, where he was part of the group that developed the iPod.</p> Mobile Technology The Industry Standard Hewlett-Packard (HP) WebOS Fri, 27 Jan 2012 21:34:27 +0000 Galen Gruman 185221 at http://www.infoworld.com HP plans September open-source release for WebOS http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/hp-plans-september-open-source-release-webos-185026?source=rss_webos <p>Hewlett-Packard announced today that it plans to release the code behind WebOS in September under the Apache License, Version 2.0. WebOS is the operating system developed by Palm that <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobilize/hp-buy-struggling-palm-12-billion-151">HP acquired in 2010</a> for $1.2 billion. In December, <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/mobile-technology/hp-dumps-webos-the-open-source-world-181393">HP announced it would release WebOS to the open source community</a>, following its decision to stop making phones and tablets using the software.</p> Mobile Technology Open Source Software Hewlett-Packard (HP) Open Source Software WebOS Wed, 25 Jan 2012 21:22:18 +0000 admin 185026 at http://www.infoworld.com Near misses and lost opportunities: Application development in 2011 http://www.infoworld.com/d/application-development/near-misses-and-lost-opportunities-application-development-in-2011-182141?source=rss_webos <p>Playing pundit is never easy. Things move too quickly in modern life. For example, a few years ago, the experts warned that the <a href="http://www.thetrumpet.com/?q=4380.0.99.0" target="_blank">euro was on the verge of eclipsing the U.S. dollar</a> as the preferred currency of the global economy. Now they're saying Europe's current financial woes could trigger the collapse of the European Union itself. Should we believe them this time?</p> Application Development BlackBerry Application Development Federal Regulations Intellectual Property Net Neutrality Java Programming M&A WebOS Windows Phone Thu, 22 Dec 2011 11:00:00 +0000 Neil McAllister 182141 at http://www.infoworld.com How HP and open source can save WebOS http://www.infoworld.com/d/application-development/how-hp-and-open-source-can-save-webos-181782?source=rss_webos <p>Hewlett-Packard's announcement last week that it plans to <a href="http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/press/2011/111209xa.html" target="_blank">release the source code to WebOS</a> under an open source license could be the former Palm platform's last, best hope of gaining a meaningful foothold in the mobile market -- but only if HP handles the transition to open source the right way.</p> Application Development Mobile Technology Open Source Software Hewlett-Packard (HP) Software Licensing Mobile Development Smartphones Tablets Web Development Open Source Software WebOS Thu, 15 Dec 2011 11:00:00 +0000 Neil McAllister 181782 at http://www.infoworld.com Road warrior roadkill: 2011's mobile technology losers http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/road-warrior-roadkill-2011s-mobile-technology-losers-180228-0?source=rss_webos <!--paging_filter--><div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-dek"> <div class="field-label">Dek:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Spectacular flameouts and products that simply ran out of gas litter the road to the mobile future we&#039;re all traveling </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-slideshow-source"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/%5Bprimary-term-alias-prefix%5D/%5Bprimary-term%5D/infoworld-905">InfoWorld</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-essentials"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> No </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-url-redirect"> <div class="field-label">Redirect Unpublished Slideshow to:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/21801/road-warrior-roadkill-2011s-mobile-technology-losers-181387 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-media-nodereference field-field-slideshow-thumb-large-mm"> <div class="field-label">Teaser Thumb (large) Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/node/180217">The mobile technologies that came to the end of their road this year</a> </div> </div> </div> Applications Computer Hardware Mobile Technology Google Hewlett-Packard (HP) Android BlackBerry Laptop PCs Smartphones Tablets WebOS Sat, 10 Dec 2011 02:10:20 +0000 Galen Gruman 180228 at http://www.infoworld.com HP dumps WebOS on open source world http://www.infoworld.com/t/mobile-technology/hp-dumps-webos-the-open-source-world-181393?source=rss_webos <div style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/open_sign_money_hp.jpg" alt="HP dumps WebOS on the open source world" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>HP announced today plans to contribute WebOS and its Enyo application framework to the open source community, a move that may all but the seal the fate of the once-promising mobile platform.</p> Mobile Technology The Industry Standard WebOS Mobile Technology Fri, 09 Dec 2011 20:17:51 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 181393 at http://www.infoworld.com Off with their heads! Mobile Edge's 2011 Turkey Awards http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/their-heads-mobile-edges-2011-turkey-awards-178441?source=rss_webos <p>As we prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday this week, we look forward to gratefully celebrating the good we've experienced and the fortune we've had. We also anticipate the family gatherings, football games, holiday shopping, and of course centerpiece meal of a roasted turkey with all the trimmings. We tend to not dwell on how the turkey ended up on the plate; its fate is incidental to the festivities.</p> Mobile Technology Apple AT&T Hewlett-Packard (HP) LTE T-Mobile Android Linux BlackBerry Data Plan Mobile Security WebOS Windows Phone Mobile Technology Tue, 22 Nov 2011 11:00:00 +0000 Galen M. Gruman 178441 at http://www.infoworld.com iOS 5's Safari beats all mobile browsers in HTML5 compatibility http://www.infoworld.com/d/html5/ios-5s-safari-beats-all-mobile-browsers-in-html5-compatibility-175371?source=rss_webos <p>A not-so-obvious improvement in <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/mobile-deathmatch-apple-ios-5-vs-google-android-os-169752">iOS 5</a>, which became available publicly today, is a major jump in <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/html5/html5-in-the-web-browser-geolocation-javascript-and-html5-extras-398">HTML5</a> compatibility. InfoWorld saw surprising results in tests of iOS 5's Safari browser against the major mobile and desktop browsers.</p> HTML5 Mobile Technology Firefox Google Chrome Internet Explorer (IE) Android BlackBerry HTML5 iOS iPad iPhone WebOS Web Browsers Wed, 12 Oct 2011 11:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 175371 at http://www.infoworld.com HP investigates Android TouchPads http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/hp-investigates-android-touchpads-175259?source=rss_webos <p>HP is investigating how several TouchPads reportedly shipped to users running Android instead of WebOS.</p> Mobile Technology Hewlett-Packard (HP) Android Tablets WebOS Thu, 06 Oct 2011 19:37:15 +0000 Pete Babb 175259 at http://www.infoworld.com Life on the mobile edge: Revenge of the fanboys http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/life-the-mobile-edge-revenge-the-fanboys-172596?source=rss_webos <p>One of the joys of being a pundit is stimulating readers. But sometimes, that stimulation stirs up a hornet's nest, especially among the many fanboys whose attachment to specific technologies crosses into unnaturally personal territory. Often, that takes the form of online trash talk.</p> Mobile Technology Android BlackBerry Chrome OS iPad iPhone WebOS Fri, 16 Sep 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Galen M. Gruman 172596 at http://www.infoworld.com HP transfers WebOS from the PC group: The game's afoot http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/hp-transfers-webos-the-pc-group-the-games-afoot-171631?source=rss_webos <p>Over the Labor Day weekend, two of Hewlett-Packard's senior execs <a href="http://www.precentral.net/hp-splitting-webos-gbu-two-software-headed-office-strategy-and-technology-exclusive" target="_blank">posted letters</a> explaining that the development and marketing group for WebOS were being moved from the Personal Systems Group that makes PCs (and had made the now-defunct TouchPad tablet) to the Office for Strategy and Technology.</p> Computer Hardware Mobile Technology The Industry Standard Hewlett-Packard (HP) Desktop PCs Tablets WebOS Technology Business Mon, 05 Sep 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Galen M. Gruman 171631 at http://www.infoworld.com The sharks are circling HP -- can anyone save it? http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/the-sharks-are-circling-hp-can-anyone-save-it-170747?source=rss_webos <p>The sharks are circling Hewlett-Packard. Last week's stunning twin announcements that it is <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/hp-kills-webos-smartphones-touchpad-tablet-170251">giving up on WebOS devices and may spin off its PC unit</a> have left buckets of blood in the water. If something radical doesn't happen soon, a one-time gem of Silicon Valley could wind up in someone's belly. Thousands of employees, not to mention shareholders, will be the victims. Customers -- I'm talking to you, readers -- likely won't fare well either.</p> Computer Hardware Mobile Technology The Industry Standard Hewlett-Packard (HP) Desktop PCs WebOS Technology Business Thu, 25 Aug 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Bill Snyder 170747 at http://www.infoworld.com Why developers shouldn't abandon WebOS yet http://www.infoworld.com/d/application-development/why-developers-shouldnt-abandon-webos-yet-170758?source=rss_webos <p>Hewlett-Packard's surprise announcement that it would <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/hp-kills-webos-smartphones-touchpad-tablet-170251">end production of its WebOS smartphones and tablets</a> left a lot of developers in a lurch (although exact numbers are hard to come by). As of now, the WebOS development community is effectively an ecosystem in search of a platform.</p> Application Development Computer Hardware Mobile Technology The Industry Standard Hewlett-Packard (HP) Mobile Development Smartphones Tablets Web Development WebOS Thu, 25 Aug 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Neil McAllister 170758 at http://www.infoworld.com Qualcomm should buy WebOS, analyst says http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/qualcomm-should-buy-webos-analyst-says-170629?source=rss_webos <p>Hewlett-Packard's <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/hp-kills-webos-smartphones-touchpad-tablet-170251">WebOS</a> is not dead yet, and that could be a good thing for chipmaker Qualcomm, according to an industry analyst.</p> <p>Jack Gold, an analyst at J. Gold Associates, today speculated that Qualcomm is the best potential buyer of WebOS because the company builds the only processors that run HP's mobile operating system.</p> Mobile Technology The Industry Standard Hewlett-Packard (HP) M&A Smartphones WebOS Tue, 23 Aug 2011 17:11:53 +0000 admin 170629 at http://www.infoworld.com Android fans join Microsoft in picking at TouchPad's carcass http://www.infoworld.com/t/webos/android-fans-join-microsoft-in-picking-touchpads-carcass-170573?source=rss_webos <div style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/google_android_refresh_hp.jpg" alt="Android fans join Microsoft in picking at TouchPad's carcass" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>Now that HP's brief foray in the tablet market has reached an anticlimactic conclusion, the vultures are circling the now-discontinued WebOS-powered TouchPad.</p> Computer Hardware Mobile Technology Open Source Software Android Tablets WebOS Windows Phone Mon, 22 Aug 2011 23:59:12 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 170573 at http://www.infoworld.com