In this competitive world each and every company is developing new techniques to maintain a remarkable position. WebOS is an operating system used in mobile phones. This is a futuristic plan which HP would be implementing in the next year. This would definitely create a new segment in the market and would attract customers. WebOS was first introduced by Palm in the year 2009. This operating system is the successor of Palm OS. The formation of WebOS was by collecting similar things and then combining them so that they work together to sort out many functions. It works on the Linux kernel. This operating system uses the Web 2.0 technology. HP acquired Palm in the year 2010 for the WebOS operating system. The best part of WebOS is the Synergy feature. Through the accounts in Google, Yahoo!, and Facebook, a user can collect information from many resources. Even for messaging, Synergy integrates all the conversations of each contact and makes it a single chat style window. The WebOS utilizes the Webkit layout engine.
The company has decided to use the mobile operating system, that is, WebOS in the desktops. HP has announced that the personal computers that will be shipped in 2012 will be having the ability to run WebOS. The intention behind the introduction of WebOS is to attract the software developers to create applications for the WebOS ecosystem. HP has also prepared the first tablet with WebOS. Since the company is presenting the WebOS along with the other features like tablets, smart phones and third party developers, there would be a bigger audience for vending this application. The basic idea behind including WebOS in the personal computer is to enlarge the developer ecosystem. WebOS has almost 7000 applications inbuilt in it. This particular feature helps HP to be the leading one in the market. Data security is also an important point that HP is paying emphasis on. HP has chosen to increase the device security. This would increase the amount of data that can be secured by the customers.
Either the WebOS will be working as the main operating system or it will be integrated in the Windows. HP is actually trying to bring this technology to the masses and take over the market.