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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