Feeds

HP pushes out OS update for 'defunct' tablet

TouchPad gets WebOS 3.0.4

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

HP has pushed out an WebOS update for its TouchPad, a tablet seemingly stuck twixt life and death.

According to an HP blogger, the update features "improved performance… better support for the camera [and] improved messaging".

HP has "made connectivity with non-HP phones possible", and its WebOS engineers have "touched [up] the UI in many places".

All this despite previous HP CEO Leo Apotheker's decision to kill the tablet off. Clearly, either HP doesn't want to suspend it entirely, in case another company wants to buy it, or HP's own staff just won't let it die.

"We have also continued longer term architectural development for WebOS," wrote HP blogger Ari Jaaksi. "We are working hard around WebKit and V8. Those are core engines for the whole WebOS. The Enyo framework and developer tools are getting a lot of attention now.

"We have also some very cool development around UI especially in the area of working with many task simultaneously, and using the table screen even more efficiently."

While core OS work might be seen as crucial to WebOS' possible future as an OS for other HP products, we're not sure the same can be said for the UI.

Does even HP know where it's going with WebOS and TouchPad? ®

The essential guide to IT transformation

More from The Register

next story
So, Apple won't sell cheap kit? Prepare the iOS garden wall WRECKING BALL
It can throw the low cost race if it looks to the cloud
Samsung Gear S: Quick, LAUNCH IT – before Apple straps on iWatch
Full specs for wrist-mounted device here ... but who'll buy it?
Apple promises to lift Curse of the Drained iPhone 5 Battery
Have you tried turning it off and...? Never mind, here's a replacement
Now that's FIRE WIRE: HP recalls 6 MILLION burn-risk laptop cables
Right in the middle of Burning Mains Man week
HUGE iPAD? Maybe. HUGE ADVERTS? That's for SURE
Noo! Hand not big enough! Don't look at meee!
AMD unveils 'single purpose' graphics card for PC gamers and NO ONE else
Chip maker claims the Radeon R9 285 is 'best in its class'
prev story

Whitepapers

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup
IT departments are embracing cloud backup, but there’s a lot you need to know before choosing a service provider. Learn all the critical things you need to know.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Backing up Big Data
Solving backup challenges and “protect everything from everywhere,” as we move into the era of big data management and the adoption of BYOD.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?