About two weeks after the announcement that webOS future as open-source project will live on, Venture Beat reports now on the original idea of Hewlett Packard solution. Accordingly, the decision was precipitated only a last resort.
Because until recently, the company tried to sell the first 2010 was acquired by Palm operating system including all associated patents again. Corresponding reports had already announced in early November, an official confirmation on the part of persons allegedly involved but remained out. There was speculation among other things, an interest of Amazon, Intel and Research In Motion. Apparently, however, two requirements have scared off potential buyers HPs.
It should firstly be to have the use of webOS in HP printers and secondly traded the required purchase price. The latter is said to have 1.2 billion dollars corresponded exactly what HP paid for Palm. Given to the absence of further development and adjustment of hardware production, but no one had been willing to pay such a sum.
Yet another company should at least have flirted briefly with a takeover. According to Venture Beat, there was at least one meeting between HP and Facebook on this issue, but again there was no willingness to pay the billions. Is similar to Amazon and Facebook have already been on the search for his own platform to be independent of other providers.