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Selling Palm to HP was a waste

Jun 17, 2013, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by finid)

webOS and the mobile devices that it powered made Palm (remember that company) a media darling. webOS was going to be another successful mobile Linux distribution (after Android). But it was all a dream that never came true. Palm was sold to HP. At some point, HP abandoned webOS, deciding that it was better to sell Android devices.

So webOS became Open webOS, which has since become a property of LG Electronics. For me, the story of webOS is, up to this point, a sad tale. But what does Jon Rubinstein, former CEO of Palm and the guy responsible for webOS, think?

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