webOS 2.0 coming “later this year”

Kate O'Brien

July 22, 2010 5:27pm

Us Canadians who have the Palm Pre recently got a new upgrade to webOS 1.4.5… good news today as head of HP’s Palm division (formally Palm CEO) Jon Rubinstein said at Fortune Brainstorm Tech that webOS 2.0 is expected to come out “later this year”. No exact details were given on what it will look like or when it will actually be pushed out

Palm is expected to release new devices too. Remember a few weeks ago at a Palm developer conference where Palm reps said “I’m not allowed to talk about future roadmaps, especially because we’re in the process of being acquired by HP, so I can’t say. But yes we have a road map. We are working on future devices. And [a] new version of the OS. So I think, you’re going to find the next year very exciting.”

With webOS coming out, plus new devices it might shape up to be a good end of year show for HP/Palm. But on a bit of a downer note. HP CEO Mark Hurd was quoted today by German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine saying that the Palm brand might “move into the background” similar to the “HP Pavillion for personal computers” – a sub-brand”.

Via: PreCentral (1) & PreCentral (2)

  • Alisdair Archibald

    I’m very hopeful that some good devices will come out by the end of the year. I love my hacked Pre.

  • JeffD

    very nice new site layout

  • Peter

    The Pre was and still is one of the best phones I’ve ever used. Even if Palm moves into the background as a sub brand, everyone of its competitors will be keenly watching what it’s doing with WebOS, because it has huge potential.

  • Vampiro

    I love to be a Hpalm fan.

    Go webOS go!!!

  • Jeff

    I wish there were more devices coming because I like Palm, they just can;t compete anymore

  • Siv

    “Later this year” is an exciting time for smartphone consumers!

    webOS 2.0, Android 3.0, WP7, BlackBerry 6 and Nokia says they will drop the first MeeGo device sometime this year!