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HP says webOS printers more likely in 2012; hints at Android-to-webOS tools

by Jonathan I Ezor#IM Thu, 02 Dec 2010 1:39 pm EST

UK tech blog Pocket-lint had a recent discussion with Stephan Batteaux, HP's portfolio manager for inkjet and Web services for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Batteaux confirmed that HP was considering moving its Android-powered printers to webOS, but said it was more likely the switch would happen in 2012. Batteaux said that the switch would give HP "more access to a wider development community," and that HP would be releasing an API for its app-based printers "in the coming months."

Of perhaps greater interest to the webOS community, though, is Batteaux' response to developer concerns about devoting resources to Android (printer) app development, only to have to shift to webOS at some near future time. According to Pocket-lint, Batteaux said that HP "was working on a way to make it easier to merge the two together in the future." Whether he's referring to the web-standards-based App strategy or some other more ambitious porting strategy is unclear, but interesting nontheless

Batteaux is scheduled to speak on "From Web-OS [sic] to E-print : the new Eco-System between devices" at the HP City event in Forest, Belgium on December 9th. Perhaps we'll get some more detail from that presentation.

 Source: Pocket-lint.com

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