Hewlett-Packard (HP) CEO Meg Whitman has criticised both the Android and iOS platforms, suggesting that her firm's WebOs software will eventually be far superior.
Whitman has said that HP's re-imagined operating system, launched this September, will prove to be much better than the "closed" Apple iOS ecosystem and the "fragmented" Android platform.
In an interview with CRN, she said: "There is a clear vision of what we're trying to accomplish.
"There will be some people who will not love that vision, and then there are people who are very excited about this vision, and what it can mean for an alternative, open-source operating system that has some real strengths to it.
"We're going to build another operating system that has huge advantages, in my view, over iOS, which is a closed system, [and] Android, which is incredibly fragmented and may ultimately be more closed with [Google's] acquisition of Motorola Mobility."
Whitman also confirmed that the company will re-enter the tablet market, following the failure of the HP TouchPad last year.
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