Rubinstein: webOS 2.0 coming "later this year"Alex Wagner - Deputy Managing Editor, News Desk
We haven't heard much news from the HP/Palm camp since HP's acquisition of Palm was complete, but thanks to the Fortune Brainstorm Tech conference, there's a slew of webOS-related news. Some of the biggest information from the conference came straight from Jon Rubinstein himself. Speaking about webOS, Rubinstein said that webOS 2.0 is on track for a release "later this year." There wasn't any other information concerning the update given, but considering that 2010 is halfway over at this point, hopefully the company has already made good progress on the update.
It's good to see Palm working hard on webOS after the merger with HP. We knew that webOS wouldn't be disappearing or anything like that, but it's always good to get confirmation from the higher ups. Now it would be great to see some new webOS hardware to help revitalize interest in the platform. We still have faith in webOS, but with so much time out of the limelight, I wouldn't be surprised to learn that the OS is slowly starting to fade from the minds of some in the mobile industry.