Feeds

HP readies fresh WebOS update

CEO's verdict on OS' future due next week

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

HP CEP Meg Whitman is expected to announce the fate of WebOS next week. If the claimed imminent release of version 3.0.5 of the tablet'n'phone operating system is correct, the omens for the OS may be good.

HP released WebOS 3.0.4 in October and its successor's first Release Candidate has just been issued to developers, PreCentral reports.

Like the previous version, WebOS 3.0.5 is all about fixing bugs rather than adding new features.

Of course, if HP really wants rid of WebOS, why bother devoting resources - programmers, update servers and such - to the operating system's upkeep?

We'll know soon enough. At the end of November, Whitman said she will pronounce her verdict on the future of WebOS. Some 600 software engineers and other WebOS workers are awaiting the announcement with some trepidation.

"We should announce our decision in the next two weeks," she said in an interview published on 30 November by French paper Le Figaro. ®

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

Whitepapers

10 ways wire data helps conquer IT complexity
IT teams can automatically detect problems across the IT environment, spot data theft, select unique pieces of transaction payloads to send to a data source, and more.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
How to determine if cloud backup is right for your servers
Two key factors, technical feasibility and TCO economics, that backup and IT operations managers should consider when assessing cloud backup.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Mitigating web security risk with SSL certificates
Web-based systems are essential tools for running business processes and delivering services to customers.