8 HP WebOS Predictions That Fell Flat

WebOS Will Give HP An End-To-End Mobile Offering

When HP announced its acquisition of Palm, Todd Bradley, executive vice president of HP's Personal Systems Group, said WebOS would give HP control over all aspects of the mobile platform. Though Bradley didn't say it explicitly, the implication was that WebOS would give HP the kind of power that Apple wields with iOS software and devices. "We anticipate that, with the WebOS, we'll be able to aggressively deploy an integrated platform that will allow HP to own the entire customer experience, to effectively grow and nurture the developer community, and to provide a rich, valued experience to our customers," Bradley said in an April 2010 conference call held to announce the Palm deal.


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