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.

Users of LG webOS-powered televisions will not be affected in any way by the shutdown of HP webOS Cloud Services.

Ederic Eder

Ederic is a Filipino communications worker in the telecom, media, and technology industry. He writes about K-dramas and Korean celebrities for Hallyudorama.

He used to be a social media manager for news at GMA Network, where he also headed YouScoop, GMA News and Public Affairs’ citizen journalism arm.

He was with Yahoo! Philippines for more than three years before returning to GMA Network, where he was also previously part of the News Research section.

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