After taking the wraps off Open webOS 1.0 last Friday, Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) has posted job listings for engineers in Shanghai, China and Sunnyvale, California, The Power Base reports. A total of 53 job listings have been made public. Positions include senior Linux software engineers, senior visual designer, senior product manager and many more. The Power Base says that these are high-paying positions and it shows HP is serious about reviving webOS as an open source operating system.
While fans might be holding out for HP to release a Pre 3 or TouchPad successor with a revamped webOS, The Power Base says it’s very unlikely HP will help develop the platform for consumer mobile devices. Instead, HP is most likely creating “a secure platform [it] can sell to corporate environments and government institutions.” The Power Base also believes that HP could be brewing a version of webOS to compete with RIM’s (RIMM)BlackBerry 10 on the enterprise level.