The fatal flaw in Palm's WebOS operating system for smart phones and, more recently, tablets has always been the laggy, under-powered hardware. But with Hewlett-Packard ending development, maybe a better hardware partner will emerge? First rumor up? Samsung.
Samsung Electronics, despite refuting reports it plans to take over Hewlett-Packard's (HP's) PC business, reportedly has already recruited HP's ex-vice president of PSG marketing Raymond Wah to handle Samsung's PC sales, and the company is also reportedly considering purchasing webOS to compete head on against Apple and Google, according to sources from notebook players.
-DigiTimes, August 29, 2011