Meg Whitman and Marc Andreessen on webOS

Joshua Topolsky interviews them for *The Verge* about how HP will be using webOS in the future. The interview is played as Whitman confirming that new webOS tablets will be coming, but read the actual transcript: >In the near term what I would imagine – and this could change, in full disclosure – is I…

Joshua Topolsky interviews them for *The Verge* about how HP will be using webOS in the future. The interview is played as Whitman confirming that new webOS tablets will be coming, but read the actual transcript:

>In the near term what I would imagine – and this could change, in full disclosure – is I would think tablets, I do not believe we will be in the smartphone business again.

Then she was asked if tablets are a “real possibility”, to which the response was “yes”.

HP has flip flopped on just about every move they have made, so I would think anything is a “real possibility” with HP right now. The bottom line though: HP open sourced webOS in order to cut development costs — given that I don’t see a full commitment to the OS for hardware development.

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