Advertisements
4 Comments

HP says goodbye to WebOS

Web OS LogoSay what? Yes it’s true…HP is saying “¡Adiós!” to their WebOS. This means they will no longer support the HP Touchpad and their WebOS Phones. So if you bought a Touchpad…no comment. Also, HP has reported that it will “spin off” it’s computer units.

HP is really following the IBM model of becoming a services business and selling off your PC

So what’s the reason for the WebOS exit? It’s basically sales. Although signs of sales for the OS were low, it was a big surprise for the complete shutdown of the OS. Also, shares were low according to CNET. They said that the price was $1.23 a share. Also, quarterly sales were going down. The HP CEO said:

Transformation can involve difficult decisions, but we take these steps to better position for the future. These challenges and the transformation we are undertaking will take several quarters to fully resolve. I don’t take this action lightly. I know our investors don’t like being in this position and neither do I. I feel that as CEO I believe in transparency about what we are facing and be clear under the size of things we are doing now about it. To conclude, I’m taking ownership for these decisions and investments with a focus on driving actions that deliver value for shareholders as we shape the new HP.

Also, HP is buying Autonomy, a UK company. HP said that it will acquire Autonomy for $42 a share in cash, or $10 billion.

So HP is dropping the WebOS like a hot potato. It came as a shock, but it would be hard to keep up with the iPad. According to Apple sales, the iPad and their accessories in the 3rd quarter sold 2166 million. That’s hard to keep up with…

Could you please take this satisfaction survey?

Follow Jordan’s Tech Stop on Facebook (facebook.com/jordanstechstop) and Twitter (twitter.com/jordanstechstop).

Advertisements

About Jordan Yep

Senior Editor and President of Jordan's Tech Stop. From a young age, he has always been fascinated by technology, and enjoys reporting and checking out the latest in the tech world. Jordan has an IT Essentials certification from Cisco, which he received in 2012. Email Jordan at: jyep@jordanstechstop.com

4 comments on “HP says goodbye to WebOS

  1. Wonderful beat ! I would like to apprentice while you amend your site, how could i subscribe for a blog website? The account helped me a acceptable deal. I had been a little bit acquainted of this your broadcast provided bright clear idea

  2. Thanks for the great article, I was researching for details like this, going to check out the other articles.

  3. Pure HCG Reviews…

    […]HP says goodbye to WebOS « Jordan's Tech Stop[…]…

  4. Diseño| Hosting| Computadoras…

    […]HP says goodbye to WebOS « Jordan's Tech Stop[…]…

Want To Discuss? Leave a Comment Below!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: