Posts tagged as: webOS

Gartner Sees No Android, Window 8 Threat to iPad Soon

Gartner refreshed its estimates for tablet share in a view that further cemented Apple’s lead. It now saw the iPad taking more share in 2011 than predicted just five months ago, up five points to 73.4 percent, or 46.7 million iPads. The analyst group lowered its expectations for Android at the same time and saw […]

SOHO Smartphone Purchases Will Increase Over 44% from 2010 to 2015

The category of “smartphones” generally comprises higher-end cellphones that run a smartphone OS such as Android, iOS, BlackBerry OS, WebOS, or Symbian. The phones are intended to be used with a data plan and provide Internet-based functionality such as Internet browsing, email, and smartphone applications. New In-Stat (www.in-stat.com) research forecasts that the proliferation of these […]

HTC Open to Buying webOS

HTC chairwoman Cher Wang in an interview said her company has considered buying a mobile OS for itself. Following HP’s decision to exit webOS hardware and possibly license the platform, the HTC executive acknowledged that the company had discussed the prospect of buying an OS but would “not do it on impulse.” She told the […]

Samsung Rules Out webOS for Bada

Samsung will “never” license or buy webOS from HP, CEO Choi Gee Sung explained at IFA on Friday. Shooting down rumors of a buyout, he told the media that the company instead preferred to pour effort into its Bada smartphones and was working to improve the OS “harder than outside people think.” He told Pocket-lint […]

HP PC Unit Spinoff Might Revive the TouchPad

A spun-off HP PC division might bring back the TouchPad, Personal Systems Group lead Todd Bradley said in an interview Tuesday. He saw the tablet field as a market area that’s “relevant, absolutely” and thus that the company could come back with a webOS device, according to Reuters. Current HP CEO Leo Apotheker had axed […]

Quickoffice HD is Part of Update for HP TouchPad

HP has announced that it has finally brought document editing to the TouchPad via a software update for Quickoffice. The latest version now enables users to create and edit Word and Excel documents, while also bringing performance and multitasking improvements. New capabilities include formatting options for font type, color, size, underlining and italics in Word, […]

HP Thinks Separate PC Firm Better Strategy Over Sale

HP in a statement Reuters said its possible separation of its PC business would more likely involve a spinoff than a sale to someone else. A representative said that HP had theorized a truly distinct company would be in the “best interests of HP’s shareholders, customers and employees.” The company still had to take the […]

HP Says webOS Still Coming to PCs and Plans to Support Old WebOS Devices

HP’s recently installed webOS leader Stephen DeWitt on Monday said that the decision to drop webOS mobile devices hadn’t affected plans to bring webOS to PCs. In an interview, he insisted that plans were still underway to dual-boot webOS and Windows. He added in the AllThingsD conversation that he saw webOS as a “popular platform” […]

NPD Aays Q2 in US Dominated by Android, iPhone

Android made up more than half of smartphones shipped in the US during the spring, according to new NPD data. Google accounted for 52 percent of sales in the period. None of that was at Apple’s expense, however, as Apple kept gaining share and reached 29 percent in the same period. All of the gains […]

HP webOS App Store to Carry On

HP’s webOS developer relations VP Chuq von Rospach posted a letter Friday pledging support for the webOS App Catalog even in the face of the endof HP webOS hardware. The company would not only continue to support the app store but refine it as well. The company would “enhance [its] merchandising and presentation” of apps […]

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