8 HP WebOS Predictions That Fell Flat

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WebOS Will Be HP's Linchpin For Cloud Storage, Content

In October 2010 at Ingram Micro's North American VentureTech Network (VTN) conference, Stephen DeWitt (pictured), then senior vice president and general manager of HP's Personal Systems Group, Americas, predicted that WebOS would end up being much more than just a mobile OS.

"Storage is going to be in the cloud, and content is going be in the cloud. Everything with a digital heartbeat is going to be connected, and the way we're going to connect it all together is WebOS," Dewitt said at the event.

HP also talked of loading WebOS onto Windows PCs, printers and other devices -- which never happened. HP did not sell its cloud-computing patents and talent to LG, so DeWitt's prediction could still come to pass, but it's looking less likely as the months tick by.


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