webOS to Android?

Palm to Adopt Android?

Jessica Thornsby

Is Palm planning to part ways with webOS? According to Wired, that is rumoured to be the case.

They have posted an article, quoting an anonymous, unconfirmed memo
that – if genuine – seems to indicate that Palm may be
considering adopting Android.

The supposed memo from Palm CEO Jon Rubinstein, reads:

“While Palm is incredibly proud of our engineers who spent
timeless work and effort to bring us this advanced operating
system, consumers simply have not caught on. To provide a better
future for ourselves and our customers, the only logical choice is
to transition our hardware and software to the Android
platform.”

webOS currently powers Palm’s Pre smartphone. Wired concludes that although the
switch would be a logical move, it is also a risky one. Wired
states that “in swapping to Android, Palm would be throwing out the
one unique thing that it has to sell,” before advising Palm to
stick with WebOS – if indeed the company is considering a
switch.

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