uhoerhold wrote:Yes, it will. What's HP's record in developing and maintaining an OS? Nil. HP will be reluctant to put any more money into webOS than is absolutely necessary.
Apple will always produce the easiest to use and best thought-out OS's. They have been doing it for decades, and they have an enormous following.
Android, on the other hand, has a huge amount of community contribution. It's not well-organized, but the community will keep it alive.
webOS will stay around only as long as it makes sense for HP to put money into it.
Hmm... Apple's OS's are definitely not the best thought-out, or easiest to use. But to each his own.
Apple just tells people what they want to hear, and then all the little hipsters out there just believe it. When Apple touted "Copy and Paste" as a brand new innovation, already-Apple owners were wowed. But everyone else in the real world knew that copy and paste had existed (even on dumb phones) for years.
Don't even get me started on what Apple tells you multitasking is... What a joke.
Apple's strength lies in their marketing; NOT their innovation like they'd have you believe. And if you already believe that, then you're just naive, and not worth me spending any more time to try and open your eyes.
WebOS is far superior to any Apple mobile OS, in almost every way. The only thing it lacks is popularity, but it's gaining that. Especially with all of us here that purchased the TouchPad.
Its open architecture is more of a blessing than most people are aware. Seriously people, when you get your TouchPad, learn how to install PreWare on it, and you'll be blown away at how much you can make your TouchPad completely perfect, and customized to YOU.
WebOS is truly what innovation looks like. They didn't copy anyone. They redesigned the mobile user's interaction guidelines from the ground up, and what came out was genius. Get to know it, learn how to use and configure it, and you'll be truly wowed at all of what WebOS is.