HP-Beamte haben große Pläne für die mobile Plattform des Unternehmens, die die Popularität von WebOS an der Spitze der Hackordnung steigern soll. Um jedoch weiterzukommen, ist das Unternehmen einen Schritt zurückgegangen. Die Teams wurden bereits aufgefrischt, viele Ingenieure der alten Garde wurden entlassen.
Außerdem kündigte HP an, alle neuen Projekte aufzugeben, die die Freigabe von Geräten bedeuten würden, die auf WebOS. HP CEO Meg Whitman admitted in and interview for CRN that her company had some difficult times but from now on the path is clear and things are going to change this year. “This has been a very rocky period for the former Palm team/webOS team that we built. (…) So now there is a clear vision of what we’re trying to accomplish. There will be some people who will not love that vision, and then there are people who are very excited about this vision.”
Meg Whitman explained that after WebOS moved to open source, the new strengths of the platform would become apparent and become even more powerful. The strategy is to use the WebOS’ advantages and exploit the rivals’ weaknesses to earn a first place on the market. “We’re going to build another operating system that has huge advantages, in my view, over iOS, which is a closed system, [and] Android, which is incredibly fragmented and may ultimately be more closed with [Google’s] acquisition of Motorola Mobility,” predicts Meg Whitman.
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