Every HP PC shipped next year will have webOS

Now we know just how serious Hewlett-Packard is when it comes to the webOS platform. Pretty soon, it will be on every new HP PC.

Now we know just how serious Hewlett-Packard is when it comes to the webOS platform. Pretty soon, it will be on every new HP PC.

According to Bloomberg (via Businessweek), HP CEO Leo Apotheker asserted that "every one of the PCs shipped by HP will include the ability to run WebOS in addition to Microsoft Corp.’s Windows."

The number of webOS apps is far, far below the amounts for iOS and Android at approximately 6,000 programs developed so far. Perhaps this push will encourage developers to start focusing in on webOS and push that number up - at least that's what HP probably hopes.

HP was the surprise buyer of Palm (and in turn, webOS too) last spring. In October, the computer giant finally got a game plan together as how to use these new assets, and in January, HP revealed plans for webOS-based tablet. That turned out to be the now-anticipated HP TouchPad announced last month. However, the Palm name brand was officially killed off.