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HP extends webOS cloud services support by two months

webOS 2.0 on LG smart TV
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The shutdown of webOS cloud services was scheduled for January 15, but HP decided to maintain support for two extra months, so support is now set to end on March 15.

An email sent by HP Web Services back in mid-September stated that webOS cloud services support would end on January 15. Yesterday, a new email arrived carrying unexpected news - while HP still plans to shut down the services, this will only happen in mid-March, two months after the date previously announced.

The HP App Catalog no longer supports new purchases since November 1, 2014, but updates posted by developers until November 10 can be downloaded until the shutdown date. For now, those few devices still connected can take full advantage of the cloud services available, including recovery of lost passwords, backup and restore of devices and even setup of new devices.

Linux-based webOS started as a Palm product, moved to become property of HP and then the operating system ended up on LG Electronics' smart TVs where its current version is 2.0. While there is no official support for Android and Linux, owners of webOS-powered devices can choose one of the unofficial ports available.

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Codrut Nistor, 2015-01-13 (Update: 2015-01-13)