HP to Continue Support of the TouchPad WebOS Platform

Seems like HP really meant it when it said that the company was overwhelmed by the sudden increase in the sales of its TouchPad tablet. The company is now planning to introduce an over- the-air-update to its WebOS platform, at least that’s what new reports are suggesting.

Earlier, HP promised that it will keep supporting the WebOS platform despite its decision to pull the plug on the tablet.

"We expect that HP TouchPad owners can look forward to an over-the-air update that will enhance the platform and add functionality and a growing applications catalog," as stated in an email sent by an HP spokesperson to the tech site CNet.

"HP is fully committed to the on-going support and service of customers who purchased webOS devices...We plan to continue to investigate the best ways to leverage WebOS software and grow the applications," the email added.

However, the email sent by the spokesperson did not provide any details regarding the availability of the updates.

Experts had predicted earlier that HP was going to keep supporting the WebOS platform for a while until it finally inks a licensing agreement with a 3rd party.