Central force behind development of the OS that powered HP's TouchPad is going to Google, according to a report on The Verge.
New iteration of the cross-platform successor to WebOS is available for developers to build apps for a variety of operating systems and browsers.
In a blog post, the team says that though some key members have left, the majority of the engineering and leadership team remains and that development will continue.
The mobile OS group's fate has been in limbo since the company killed off its WebOS devices last year.
There are two reads on this news: Either HP couldn't find a reasonable buyer or the company is betting it can take off on its own.
HP delivers the open-source version of WebOS in beta, with the hope of putting previous criticisms to rest.
Bill Veghte has been promoted to chief operating officer of HP, in hopes of further accelerating the company's innovation and customer satisfaction strategies.
Three years after the $1.2 billion acquisition, Rubinstein says it's unlikely he would have supported the deal if he'd had any idea that Hewlett-Packard would abandon WebOS.
It's a bit of a surprise that LG is considering building a television platform on an operating system that was meant for mobile products. The process has not been without pitfalls.
The TouchPad would have made a great competitor for the original iPad, but its design, features, and speed put it behind today's crop of tablet heavyweights.