It was way back in the middle of August that HP announced its plans to discontinue operations on webOS hardware, and at the time HP said that it would be exploring its options on just what it would be doing with the webOS software. Fast forward a few months and we're still no closer to knowing the fate of webOS, though the timeframe in which HP has said it expects to make a decision has been shrinking. Today that trend continues, as HP CEO Meg Whitman has told French newspaper Le Figaro that a decision should come in the next two weeks. Whitman added that the decision is a tough one because HP has a team of 600 employees that's in limbo. Interestingly, she also said that "We need to have another operating system," but didn't go into any further details.
Although we're not really any more knowledgeable about HP's plans for webOS now than we were back in August, it's good to hear that we're getting closer to a resolution. The decision has been a long time coming, but it's likely been even longer for all of the webOS team members (at least the ones that haven't left yet) waiting and wondering what their future might hold. When HP does finally make up its mind about the fate of webOS, whether it's in two weeks or not, you can bet that we'll pass along the details.