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[CNET] HP cuts 270 employees from webOS division

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Hewlett-Packard cut 270 employees from its troubled webOS division today, a move aimed at cutting costs, but which calls into question the company's recent statements that it is committed to the platform.

Just sold my HP touchpad on Ebay. I really liked the WebOS platform. Easy and intuitive. oh well. mad.gif
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Well from what I recall they were selling off the rights to WebOS so it makes sense.
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WebOS is pretty good, just not enough apps. However, I dual boot Cyanogenmod 9, which runs beautifully on the Touchpad. Even almost 6 months after release, it is still competitive spec-wise too at 1.78 ghz biggrin.gif
It is a great tablet, but WebOS was just never quite there.
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Doesn't surprise me, actually. It was a stupid move to buy WebOS in the first place. They should have hired "common sense coaches" instead of letting CEO's and Execs make the decision to buy WebOS. Would have saved them millions. What a disaster HP has become.
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Hmm Funny thing is... people want ICS to have a lot of features that WebOS has.

I will say, if WebOS had some of the key apps that Android has I would be all over it.

Some of these aps are
Wifikill
Dolphin HD
ANTI
wifi analyzer
Root file explorer.
Ect.

We can only hope they make it 100% Open Source
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Why do they even still have a WebOS division when there are no more active Web OS devices?
    
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Originally Posted by B-rock View Post

Well from what I recall they were selling off the rights to WebOS so it makes sense.
I never heard that they were selling the rights to WebOS, just that WebOS was going open source.
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Why do they even still have a WebOS division when there are no more active Web OS devices?
HP printers still use it...
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