HP Unveils Open webOS 1.0

By Saturday, September 29, 2012 0 , , , Permalink 0

“Today is a great day for Open webOS. We have completed our initial roadmap and are releasing Open webOS 1.0 on schedule, as promised” notes HP on the official Open webOS blog. HP has added core applications like email and browser and has  also continued the support for “desktop build environment.” HP unveiled the Beta version of Open webOS earlier this month.

Over the last 9 months, HP went ahead with its plan and released over 450,000 lines of code distributed over 75 Open webOS components. The source code is available through Open webOS GitHub repositories. The version 1.0 of the platform can now be ported to new devices claims HP. Steve Winston, chief architect at HP, has demonstrated an example of Open webOS port onto an HP device through a video.

HP notes that it will continue with the development and will keep on adding key features to the platform. The roadmap involves development of features like: Qt5 / WebKit2, open sourced media and audio components, the BlueZ Bluetooth stack and ConnMan network management.