Flipkart Add


Custom Search

Amazon Add

Saturday, March 5, 2011

WebOS Coming To The PC? What?

Tweetsare coming in from HP’s press conference today that WebOS – the mobile operating system HP purchased along with Palm last year – will be coming to desktops and laptops.  Very few details as yet, but wow… what a move.
As of Q4 2009, HP was by far and away the biggest home computer company, holding nearly 20% of the market according to Gartner.  If they start aggressively marketing and distributing WebOS, that’s a serious threat to Microsoft Windows.

Looking at our own data, we see that WebOS is currently sending very little traffic – as a purely mobile operating system, it’s outnumbered 47 to 1 by iPhones and 31 to 1 by Android devices (although I should note we see twice as many WebOS devices than Windows Phone 7 ones).
But HP bringing about a new operating system is huge news no matter how you slice it.  I wonder if this is more dangerous to Microsoft, or to the future health of Google’s Chrome OS.
Publishers, how does your site look on WebOS?  Have you had a chance to check, and do you have traffic from WebOS devices?  Combining this upcoming family of devices with the half-laptop half-smartphone nature of the iPad and other tablets means that any web publisher needs to start new research into what works on a bigger variety of devices.
At HP’s event, techmeister Robert Scoble managed to score an interview with HP CTO Phil McKinney.


click here

flag counter

free counters


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...


select your own job!!!

Jobs by Careerjet

You May Also Like These........!!!!!!!!!!!!

Design by Free WordPress Themes | Bloggerized by Lasantha - Premium Blogger Themes | Sweet Tomatoes Printable Coupons