Last year, the company TCL has confirmed that it plans to release Palm smartphones in 2018. Colleagues from androidpolice found out that one of the devices will be released by Verizon in the second quarter of this year. While the device does not know anything, except that it will run on Android, not WebOS. Probably, it will be a heavily modified version of Android similar with Sailfish OS.
Company TCL bought the rights to the Palm brand in 2015. By the way, this same company is currently engaged in the production of Blackberry smartphones. In short, the guys decided to play on the feelings of nostalgia. Of course, we cannot say that the new generation of BlackBerry devices popular, but their customers smartphones found.
A similar strategy for the game on the feelings of consumers adheres to the one Chinese manufacturer of HMD Global, which has previously released the Nokia 3310 (2018). And this makes perfect sense.
As for WebOS, a Palm device with WebOS was very interesting at the time. WebOS was developed by Palm and introduced in 2009, and the most well-known device on this OS is a series device Palm Pre.
Currently, WebOS is owned by LG, and this OS can be found in the LG TV. This operating system at that time was head and shoulders above the competition. Multitasking, gesture control. Even by today’s standards WebOS looks great, and there is no doubt that if Palm is best suited to work with the operator, the place would belong to the Android operating system, developed by the company.