HP Discontinues webOS For Phones And Tablets

RIP webOS

Not a good way for a morning to start, at all. HP has decided to discontinue webOS for phones as well as tablets. Disappointing sales, HP’s failure to meet its “internal milestones and financial targets” etc are the reasons why HP decided to pull the trigger.

HP will discontinue operations for webOS devices, specifically the TouchPad and webOS phones. The devices have not met internal milestones and financial targets. HP will continue to explore options to optimize the value of webOS software going forward.

webOS is (was) one beautiful operating system. Although I couldn’t get my hands on a webOS device yet (mainly due to the fact that it is not available in India, yet), from the videos, it look oh-so-awesome. Saddening to see a quality OS go down like this, but here’s hoping it will be picked by someone (Hint hint, Nokia!).

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