Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 31st Aug 2010 20:18 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Highly innovative but remarkably illusive - that's how I describe the webOS. The operating system never made its way to The Netherlands, and as such, I never got to try it. Now that Palm is part of HP, development on webOS continues, and the company has just detailed what's coming for developers in version 2.0.
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by poundsmack on Tue 31st Aug 2010 20:24 UTC
poundsmack
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2005-07-13

looks like it has the potential to be a really solid release. I am looking forward to getting to play with it. As for as the tablet and smart phone style OS's WebOS is my favorite from an OS perspective. Don't get me wrong, android is great and all, but it's not that exciting for me.

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RE: Solid
by Kroc on Tue 31st Aug 2010 21:21 UTC in reply to "Solid"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

Android is half-arsed, sloppy and downright ugly. Still can’t handle common unicode characters, HTML5 video is still broken and the fragmentation is so chronic that Dell are releasing a brand new device with Android v1.5.

WebOS is the only smart phone OS I want to use; I just want some good hardware to run it on. This is what’s holding it back right now, and I hope HP can pull off something big.

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RE[2]: Solid
by Noctem on Wed 1st Sep 2010 05:20 UTC in reply to "RE: Solid"
Noctem Member since:
2010-06-08

I can't say enough about WebOS. And I still love my Sprint Pre, especially after overclocking it, which is just way too easy. I can't wait to get WebOS running on proper hardware, regardless of form factor!

I hate trying to use my iPod Touch 2G after using my Pre and WebOS.. It feels completely dated and unintuitive.

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miker
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2009-07-08

Palm had the luxury of learning from the mistakes made by both Apple and Google, and came up with the best mobile OS to date. iOS and Android have areas where they are better, but multitasking on iOS is a joke and Androids is far less intuitive.

The notification system WebOs is frequently overlooked, but one of the other areas where WebOs is fare ahead of the curve.

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Comment by Stratoukos
by Stratoukos on Tue 31st Aug 2010 20:33 UTC
Stratoukos
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2009-02-11

Just Type sounds awesome. I hope iOS will copy it, because if I wait for a webOS handset in Greece, I might as well write my own OS.

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Whoa...
by mweichert on Tue 31st Aug 2010 20:58 UTC
mweichert
Member since:
2006-03-23

When Rogers has a phone that supports this OS, I'll be buying it.

Can't wait. As a developer, it looks like an intriguing platform.

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robco74
Member since:
2009-10-22

It's good to see webOS getting some updates. I had high hopes for the Pre, but wound up getting an iPhone because I didn't like the hardware. The processor was slow and there wasn't enough memory to handle the multitasking well. It was sluggish and jerky. I hated the tiny keys on the keyboard and the whole thing just felt cheap and not very substantial. Contrast with my 3GS which feels solid. I think Palm should work on another slider, but with build quality more like the new Torch. They should also consider a model with a larger screen with on-screen keyboard. Not sure if HP is going to try being a contender in the smartphone market, or if we'll just see webOS on tablets.

But put webOS on some faster, higher quality hardware and it could do well. It certainly doesn't help that the Pre, Pixi (and plus models) have been relegated to the carriers' smartphone bargain bins...

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Looks very nice
by andreibosco on Wed 1st Sep 2010 00:51 UTC
andreibosco
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2005-07-06

Since the first information on the webOS was released it got my attention. It looked fresh, very creative and nice to use. I really wanted to test it and potentially buy a Pre instead of an iPhone. But it never even got here to Brazil (officially). I seriously hope that changes in the near future.

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