HP has announced a two-month extension period for HP webOS Cloud Services.
In an email sent to existing HP webOS users, the company said it has moved the shutdown date of HP webOS Cloud Services from January 15, 2015 to March 15, 2015.
“As previously announced, cloud services support for webOS devices was to end on January 15, 2015. To assist customers in transitioning in new services, we have decided to extend the shutdown date by two months. The new end date is March 15, 2015.”
While HP webOS devices will continue to run after the shutdown of its cloud services, users will no longer be able to do the following:
- Download new apps or updates. (The HP App Catalog stopped allowing new purchases last November 1, 2014.)
- Backup or restore devices from the cloud
- Setup new devices
- Recover lost passwords
HP explains its reason for ending its cloud services for webOS devices:
“We appreciate our customers’ loyalty to the webOS platform. But now, more than three (3) years after the last device was sold, only a small fraction of the devices are still connecting. Therefore, the time has come to shut down the services.”
For existing users of HP webOS mobile phones and tablets, check out the following guides to prepare you for the shutdown.
- WebOS Survival Kit
- Guide: Saving apps from the App Catalog part 1: nodeleteipk patch
- Guide: Saving apps from the App Catalog part 2: HP Takeout
Users of LG webOS-powered televisions will not be affected in any way by the shutdown of HP webOS Cloud Services.