Remnants of Palm gets renamed to Gram: Report
Our heart goes out to Palm. It had a brilliant operating system platform but it never had the financial muscle to compete with Apple or Nokia or Google. Then it went to HP, which then decided to pull the plug on it and then open-sourced webOS. The open-sourced platform was dead and buried for all intents and purposes. But now there seems to be a silver lining in the cloud, if a report by AllthingsD is to be believed. It’s called Gram.
According to the report, Gram is wholly new subsidiary created within HP which essentially comprises the remnants of Palm. This new unit is expected to become more visible once HP finishes giving the final touches on the new open-sourced webOS software, which is scheduled for a September release.
Previously, it had been reported that the new webOS software will not be backward compatible with the current webOS hardware that includes the HP TouchPad, the Veer and the Pre 3. HP has noted that it does not plan on making new webOS hardware in the near future, but the existence of Gram certainly gives us a glimmer of hope.
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