The computer company formerly known as Hewlett Packard, HP have announced that they are giving up support for smart phone/tablet operating system; webOS.
Having acquired webOS from Palm last year, the operating system found itself on the HP Touchpad and Pre smart phones. Praised for having the simplicity of iOS and the flexibility of Android, webOS certainly showed promise as a contender in the smart phone/tablet market. Sadly support for webOS was meagre at best compared with the two giants dominating the market.
Entering the market late is always a huge risk and it would seem HP are cutting their losses in pulling out now. With HP leaving the game it will be interesting to see how the other minority players in the market fair; will the likes of RIM and Windows Phone do the same?
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