The last we heard from HP, it announced it’d make webOS open source, thoroughly quashing the rumours that the operating system would be sold to the highest bidder, be it Samsung, Facebook, Amazon…
It was all a bit vague, but now HP has served a full webOS roadmap, from now till September 2012.
HP got the ball rolling yesterday with the release of Enyo 2.0, the webOS development kit. It allows developers to write a single app that’s compatible with webOS, iOS and Android. Nice.
"HP is bringing the innovation of the webOS platform to the open source community," yelled Bill Veghte, HP’s executive vice president and chief strategy officer.
"This is a decisive step toward meeting our goal of accelerating the platform's development and ensuring that its benefits will be delivered to the entire ecosystem of web applications."
Open webOS 1.0 is expected to touch down in September. It’ll be interesting to see how much interest there is. Following the December announcement, HP hinted that it wouldn’t rule out making more webOS devices of its own.