With the changing times, the one who changes survives and the rest may get diminished. In the past we have observed many huge enterprises going down the drain due to the fact that they didn’t offer anything new or were late to change. Taking a cue from others, Hewlett Packard (HP) has made a shift towards software and plans highly for WebOS. HP, the leading manufacturers of PC’s in the world has decided to provide WebOS in addition to Windows operating system in their every PC starting next year. It will surely help HP diversify its interests into software development like its peers.
Last year HP acquired Palm, which has developed the WebOS. Basically a mobile operating platform, the arrival of WebOS in HP diminished their dependency on any third party operating system in their mobile devices. Subsequently they have the advantage of using this compact software on other utility devices like scanners, tablets, printers and importantly even on PC’s.
Though the WebOS is not predominantly built for PC’s but HP planning to ship it with their PC’s is sure going to give WebOS heavy install base and benefit HP computers by providing a niche differentiating point among others. This is going to be a major challenge for people at HP to get the WebOS system to the level of computers but it surely is a good platform for notebooks and netbooks, as displayed by the HP Tablet. The best part of it is that HP intends to provide it on every model under its stable and not just a select few models that may have made it possible to slip out of range for some people.
Earlier, HP had declared the WebOS to be open source mobile platform as this would allow developers to put their hands at work with the operating system. Putting the software in the hands of developers can help improve the WebOS without large investment. They followed the release of Enyo framework (first step of open sourcing) with Enyo 2.0 that can be developed for any browser.
Here is a chance for HP where it can transform WebOS, a small mobile operating system into a game changer a cross device platform. There are several challenges too that exists in the path for HP but if they pull it off by making WebOS a worthy match among the few popular OS available then it sure will be a boon for the company which is in need of something to come their way. Lately appointed CEO for HP, Leo Apotheker had laid stress on the fact that HP is aiming to expend itself in the software horizon. He made it known that the company had lost soul, even after experiencing such huge success in the past decades. The main aspect they felt lacking was the absence of freedom due to dependence on other company provided softwares. This is the sole reason for HP to concentrate and improve the WebOS which is their in-house software now. The challenge to make people use and approve WebOS with or against Windows is going to worth watching but HP has done something remarkable.
This article written by Devesh Rai behalf of Sunrise PC Support, Sunrise PC Support is Online Technical Support Company which provides the Tech Services like Online Avast Technical Support, Online Hp Technical Support
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