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HP plans to deliver webOS as open source by September 2012

HP has committed to making its webOS source code available under an open source licence by September.

It’s starting by releasing version 2.0 of the Enyo developer tool for webOS, with other individual elements due to be released in the next few months.

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Quarterly tablet sales are up - but not as much as expected

New figures from the International Data Corporation show that media tablet shipments haven’t increased as much as expected.

IDC’s Media Tablet and eReader Tracker notes that shipments into sales channels rose by 23.9% from the previous quarter to 18.1 million units in Q3 2011. That’s an increase of 264.5% from the same quarter in 2010... but is 5.8% below IDC’s original forecast of 19.2 million units.

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Today's podcast: webOS goes open source... and much more

With less than two weeks until Christmas, the mobile phone industry still keeps delivering major news stories.

As usual, you can listen to this week’s edition of The Fonecast on our website’s audio player, via iTunes, by subscribing to our RSS feed or by downloading the MP3.

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Podcast - 14th December 2011

Iain, James and Mark discuss the week's mobile industry headlines... starting with HP and webOS, then mentioning Samsung, Panasonic, Ofcom, Jawbone, Everything Everywhere, RIM and Google, before ending with a new retail scheme from O2.

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Last week at The Fonecast: 12th December 2011

Mark Bridge writes:

With less than a fortnight until Christmas, it’s probably time to order the turkey and start thinking about gifts. What could be a better present than being given your very own mobile operating system?

That’s what’s happening over at HP, which is making its webOS software available to the open source community. The big question now is whether developers will respond with “lovely, just what I wanted” or a slightly embarrassed “oh, I’ve already got one of those.”

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