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HP CEO: Google-Motorola deal could close-source Android

Feb 16, 2012, 15:04 (2 Talkback[s])
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"Apple's iOS dominates the mobile market, but it is also proprietary, creating a void and an opportunity for webOS to flourish as an open-source OS, Whitman said.

"WebOS was originally developed by Palm for phones and tablets. HP bought Palm in 2010 but late last year announced it will not make devices that use the software. That left questions hanging about its fate, but HP said it would release webOS to the open-source community.

"Whitman said there has been a lot of uncertainty flowing around webOS, and she needed to bring clarity to the situation. Saying that she is 'excited' about webOS, Whitman pledged that the company will continue to contribute to its development."

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