Welcome back pivotCE fans! We have another interview for you! Hans Kokx comes to us from the webOS Ports Team (among other areas of webOS-dom). See below for our conversation.
There are Android tablets from 2013 which will never see the KitKat update and then there is our beloved TouchPad from 2011, and you know what? It can run KitKat!
DeveloperTech interviewed ex-Palm employee, Gray Norton (now LG’s Director of the Enyo Framework and Tools) about LG’s plans for Smart TVs and how Enyo is being incorporated in their development. Among what Gray had to say, there was talk about webOS and how the work LG has done with Enyo for next year’s TVs lends itself to be used with and without webOS attached to it. Hmmmmm…
I recently saw a video showing early stages of webOS running on an LG TV emulator with the use of Project Ares. Regardless of how that video came to light it was a great morale boost for the webOS community. Our OS lives!
You’ve had webOS now for almost 9 months. When you purchased it you were fairly open with your decision and gave hope to fans of the OS that we would see it live on in the future. Of course, the future you planned was in Smart TVs due out in 2014. To be honest, I’m ok with that especially since you had some great things to say about the superiority of the user experience over Android and did not rule out mobile devices in the future.
In an interview with UK Technology news website The Register, Bernd Bischoff, a former HP European VP general manager of commercial channels, divulges on the HP that could have been, were it not for too many mistakes. Although Bernd Bischoff’s time at HP ended before the Palm acquisition, his 33 year professional career in the IT industry has earned him recognition as an expert in the field. In his analysis, Bischoff struggles to see how HP could turn itself around: “They’ve made too many mistakes in the last few years.”
In mobile he said, it had blown its chance to build a business around Palm. “They bought it for a lot of money and then did nothing. But now it’s too late.” Continue reading When Innovation at HP stops