Linked by the_randymon on Wed 9th Jan 2013 09:26 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless This week the folks on the webOS forum got into an interesting and productive discussion about how webOS can fit into the current world where iOS and Android seem to have completely stitched up the market. Even Windows Phone 8 is having trouble getting a toe-hold! But there is hope.
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Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Wed 9th Jan 2013 10:31 UTC
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An operating systems in one thing, but more important, for me, are applications. A great OS without apps is almost useless.

WP is lacking a number of apps that have iOS and Android versions. This situation is slowly improving, but it's an OS that has the might of Microsoft behind it and hardware makers like Nokia.

Apart from WebOS there are a number of new operating systems with no such backing. My guess is they will divide the very small "others" category in the marketshare pie chart and I doubt this will make developers take much interest. You can expect some hobbyists making an app or two, but nothing from the big players.

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