After Hewlett Packard acquired Palm, the company went through several different iterations about what to do with the company. The HP TouchPad did not do as well as hoped so the company suspended tablet manufacturing. The future of webOS looked uncertain until the company decided to make the platform open source.
According to the job listings below, HP is looking to hire 53 developers to work in Shanghai, China and Sunnyvale, California. This proves that HP is focused and committed to the platform: