HP’s WebOS is finally dead. This comes as a huge surprise to me.
Let’s face it but WebOS was no iOS or Android, but when it came to a beautifully presented and stylized mobile operating system HP nailed it. The user-interface of WebOS was beautiful, the aspect that held this mobile operating system back is that there was no initial “call to action” or need to have it. When I first heard of the Palm Pre and initially got to go hands on with the device, I was mystified. It completely blew my Samsung Omnia with Windows Mobile 6.5 away. WebOS multi-taksed in a very controlled way that didn’t cause terrible slowdowns or random crashes.
- Released initially to one carrier
- Released on one device
- No large fan-base
Bottom line: It is sad to see HP give up on WebOS, but for now this is the end.