We know that this is a long shot, but there is a possibility that the new Samsung Galaxy III or more likely the Tab will come with webOS first and Android second. Now we cannot say for certain if this will happen, but we do know that HP has been in talks with Samsung. However, it does seem fitting that the worlds largest phone maker and PC maker will join for some sort of deal. We already know that they are already looking into the Galaxy S III aka S3 and 4g Tab, but we are uncertain how far along they are with the program.
Hewlett Packard is not only in talks with the South Korean company, but others as well – although Bloomberg has not learned whom. However, it seems that a number of companies are interested. This does make sense when you think about it, as the likes of HTC and Motorola already have a deal with Microsoft for Windows Phone so why not webOS, as it is said to be a far superior mobile operating system?
If HP ever wanted a better chance to take on Android, Windows Phone and iOS, then getting the big phone makers on side is a must, even though with Samsung it would be enough. The reason why is because they already have a great reach, and if they are seen to be doing well then the rest will come.
When Palm launched webOS is was considered the best mobile OS on the market, but the phones were another story. They now have the backing of HP, but that it not enough. webOS has been unable to grow because it has only had the one platform. OK, so we know that iOS is pretty much the same, but Palm was never going to compete with Apple and its marketing power.
One may wonder why Samsung would want to shift away from Android, but there are suggestions that they are not happy with the fact that Google may hamper modifications on tablets and smartphones – something that will not sit right with more than just Samsung. Having said that, Google has denied such restrictions.
HP said that they would welcome input from third parties, with the hope of making webOS even better than what it is now. It is the hope that they will be able to push more than 100 million units each year. That is small fry when compared to Google, as we recently learned that there are 500,000 Android activations each day. We do not know how certain this is, as it would not take long for there to be more Android devices than people in the world.
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