HP considers licensing WebOS

HP is actively considering licensing its WebOS operating system to other manufacturers, according to industry reports. “It’s not correct to believe that [WebOS] should only be on HP devices,” HP CEO Leo Apotheker was said to have told an audience at AllThingsD’s D9 conference.

Earlier this week, Microsoft offered an early look at Windows 8, its next-generation, tablet-ready operating system. Now, it faces the prospect of renewed competition from another OS beyond Android and iOS: Hewlett-Packard’s Linux-based WebOS. The manufacturer is considering licensing the technology to other manufacturers, just as Google does with Android.

“I happen to believe that WebOS is a uniquely outstanding operating system,” HP CEO Leo Apotheker told an audience at AllThingsD’s D9 conference in San Francisco, according to a June 2 Reuters report. “It’s not correct to believe that it should only be on HP devices.”

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