Open webOS reaches version 1.0 on time, completes its open source transformation


Today is the last weekday in September, and that means today is the last day for HP’s Open webOS team to keep to the roadmap it set for itself in January and complete webOS’ open source transition. It turns out that the team was able to achieve that goal, as Open webOS 1.0 is available now as a final, non-beta version. The operating system itself hasn’t experienced any major changes with the bump up to version 1.0, but the web-based Enyo 2 application framework is now supported.

What does that all mean for consumers, though? We’ve already been told that original webOS hardware won’t be supported, but now that open sourcing is complete the OS is ready to be ported to other devices. HP won’t be taking the lead on that — it’s in the…

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