All PCs shipped by HP in 2012 will come with the mobile operating system WebOS
All PCs shipped by HP in 2012 will come with the firm's mobile operating system WebOS built into them, the company has said.
The aim is to widen the WebOS platform and draw more developers to it, according to HP's chief executive Leo Apotheker.
The company is planning to start installing WebOS alongside Microsoft's Windows in its PC from 2012.
Linux-based WebOS has been primarily developed for mobile phones, but HP says it is looking to explore the system's potential on larger devices.
Developers working on WebOS applications currently use emulators built on Oracle's VirtualBox. Future PCs with WebOS are unlikely to have it as their default operating system.
Experts say instead of an option to choose one of the two operating systems, users of the PCs may be able to run WebOS apps on top on Windows and possibly switch between them when needed.
Copyright Press Association 2011