PALO ALTO, Calif. ( TheStreet) -- HP (HPQ) chairman Ray Lane is confident the company can make money from WebOS, despite the tech giant's decision to ditch hardware based on the mobile operating system.
During an interview with CNBC on Thursday, Lane confirmed that WebOS can still drive revenue for HP via licensing it out to third parties. "We're free now to have WebOS run on any device, just like Android does, and we plan to do that," he said.
|HP chairman Ray Lane is confident that the company's WebOS software can make money.|
HP has not yet divulged its long-term plans for the WebOS software IP; Todd Bradley, executive vice president of the firm's Personal Systems Group (PSG), recently said that the OS is still "strategically important" for HP.
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