Hewlett Packard has announced it will open-source its mobile operating system, WebOS.
HP has said it plans to continue investing in and supporting webOS. The system offers multiplatform portability, along with giving developers a way to build apps using standard web technologies.
HP president and chief executive officer, Meg Whitman, said: “webOS is the only platform designed from the ground up to be mobile, cloud-connected and scalable.”
The tech company acquired when it bought smartphone maker Palm last year, and used it to power its Touchpad tablet range.
Whitman continued: “By contributing this innovation, HP unleashes the creativity of the open source community to advance a new generation of applications and devices.”
HP also plans to contribute webOS’ application framework, ENYO, for developer use in the future.