The world is overwhelmed with the emergence of magnificent Apple’s iPad and a great number of tablet that take Google’s Android operating system onboard, in fact the worldwide audiences are still waiting for more breathtaking technology to come. Answering many technology enthusiasts’ expectations, Hewlett-Packard is on its way to roll out its webOS tablet next year, according to its official announcement.
Meanwhile, the company is putting serious efforts to persuade software developers to write application for the mobile device the company is about to manufacture. But viewing the endless euphoria of iPad and Android-based tablets, it seems that getting the software developers to design the app for this upcoming HP tablet may be a hard task to do.
Previously, after purchasing Palm for $1.2 billion, HP tried the luck in combining the webOS with Palm device which is Palm Pre. Of course the primary launching invited critical acclaims and warm welcoming for the elegant design and sophisticated feature included, however the webOS and Palm Pre seemed not working very well as a pair. It means that Palm Pre was unable to join the tough competition with Apple’s iPhone. Apparently, the main problem conflicts this Palm Pre in market is the lack of mobile applications.
While HP is preparing the launching of the upcoming webOS tablet next year, the excitement toward Apple and Android is growing bigger. You would agree that Apple keeps enjoying its popularity by learning that its iOS App Store has more than 225,000 apps, whereas Android Market seems not willing to be left behind for it has over 70,000 apps.
Even though the software developers are not writing apps for tablet device, the stunning popularity of iPad could become something HP should take into account. Moreover, although Android application is not yet available for tablets, there can be tablets from many manufacturers run Android OS and, again, HP should consider about this possible chance.
On the other hand, the worldwide technology enthusiasts notice that webOS is single tablet from single company which is also the biggest leading manufacturer exist. So, since applications may influence the total amount of users that may have their interests on the applications, HP should work harder to figure out the best way in getting proper software developers for its latest tablet.
Indeed, HP’s failure on its Palm Pre hurts so much but the company has the backup plan by integrating Windows 7 and it also has found the right resources to launch Android slates to face the worst possibility the webOS tablet to fail on market.