noun[mass noun] Computing , informal
Software or hardware that has been advertised but is not yet available to buy, either because it is only a concept or because it is still being written or designed.
- One thing you can be sure of: there's no risk of downloading a virus from vaporware.
- When you talk to many developers today about Web services, you'll get the glassy eyed stare of someone who has dealt with vaporware for far too long.
- Yes, clearly, some of these technologies are overhyped or vaporware, and some may go nowhere.
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