HP worries about future Android after Google completes deal with Motorola Mobility

    Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman said that after Google’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility by Google ended, the Android mobile operating system may become closed. In this case, WebOS in the form of an open mobile OS can act as an alternative player in the market. It is noted that it may take up to 4 years to experience such an effect from WebOS.

    Recall, the acquisition by Google of Motorola Mobility was announced in August last year. The deal amounted to $ 12.5 billion. At the same time, Google said that its relationship with other partners would remain unchanged, and the purchase of Motorola Mobility was caused by the need to protect itself and its partners, producing mobile devices based on the Android operating system, from patent claims by others market participants. This was planned with the help of Motorola Mobility’s extensive patent portfolio. US and EU regulators have already approved a deal to buy Motorola Mobility by Google.

    It should also be noted that the WebOS operating system was developed by Palm for use in smartphones and tablets. Hewlett-Packard bought Palm along with WebOS in 2010. But last year, she was forced to stop developing the OS and selling devices based on it. It was originally planned to sell all assets related to WebOS to interested parties, but later it was decided to make it an open OS.

    via CIO

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