The Tech Herald

HP lays off 275 more WebOS employees

by Steven Mostyn - Feb 29 2012, 18:21

Image: HP.

Having already abandoned its TouchPad tablet computer and announced its intention to push WebOS into open-source territory, Hewlett-Packard (HP) has this week revealed it is to shed some 275 jobs from its struggling software division.

The latest round of WebOS job losses follow on from an initial cull of 500 that hit in September of 2011. This leaves only 325 members of staff attached to the business arm HP acquired after splashing $1.2 billion USD for Palm Inc. in April of 2010.

“As WebOS continues the transition from making mobile devices to open-source software, it no longer needs many of the engineering and other related positions that it required before,” the company said in a CRN report.

“This creates a smaller and more nimble team that is well equipped to deliver an open-source WebOS and sustain HP’s commitment to the software over the long term,” it added.

According to HP, version 1.0 of ‘Open WebOS’ is scheduled for release in September after the Linux-based system is successfully shifted from being a proprietary creation through to a full open-source platform.

Around the Web

Comment on this Story

comments powered by Disqus

From Autosaur.com

300 Miles From One Gallon And No, That’s Not A Typo

Imagine you’re in a bar and a guy walks up and asks if you’d be interested in buying a car t...

2015 Nissan Pathfinder Prices and Specs

Nissan has announced pricing and specs for the 2015 Nissan Pathfinder. The SUV, which is on ...

Miami ePrix Circuit Revealed

The FIA Formula E Championship has revealed the layout for the Miami ePrix circuit. Formula ...

Two DeLoreans And A Replica Jaguar C Type On Scottish Classic Car Run

The Kirkintilloch & District Classic Vehicle Club’s annual run to Glencoe in Scotland is...

NBA All-Star LeBron James Teams with Kia

NBA All-Star LeBron James has signed a deal with Kia to be the company’s first luxury ambass...