HP Gives Developers Access to SDK for WebOS TouchPad

Hewlett-Packard is giving developers early access to the webOS 3.0 SDK .HP’s new development framework for webOS, which aims to improve performance and ease-of-use compared to its predecessor. It will also allow people to build applications and user interfaces that can run on products with different screen sizes and resolutions.

It will have a dual-core processor and a 9.7-inch display with a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels. 3G models will also have A-GPS,and users will be able to choose between models with 16GB or 32GB of storage. The tablet measures 240 x 190 x 14 millimeters and weighs 740 grams.

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According to HP “WebOS has more to offer developers, eventually allowing them to develop applications that can be used on PCs and printers in addition to tablets and the smartphones it already supports. This will allow them to reach a much larger audience than any of the competing operating systems”.

WebOS is successful operating system. it will be an uphill battle for HP because it is starting from a worldwide smartphone market share of just 0.6 percent in 2010, according to IDC.The company predicted that by 2015, Android, Windows Phone, Windows Mobile, iOS and BlackBerry OS will have a combined market share of about 95 percent, leaving webOS and other operating systems to fight for the remaining 5 percent.

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