Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 16th Nov 2009 16:15 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless This weekend, Palm launched its second webOS phone, the Palm Pixi. At the same time, the company also released webOS 1.3.1 for Pre owners in the US (other countries will follow later this month). At the same time, Palm CEO Jon Rubinstein talked to The New York Times about his company.
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I really don't think WebOS will overcome the lag issues in the sort term

Why not? What are the indications that those issues are irreparable or inherent to the design of WebOS?

I hear techie geeks complaining all the time about iPhone not allowing background apps yet that is the very reason the Pre has these sorts of issues.

Correlation is not cause. If the WebOS has issues with responsiveness, then the reasons are probably a little more complex.

Put in context, the old PalmOS is about on par with the "classic" MacOS in terms of multitasking (cooperative only). And yet even that OS is capable of basic multitasking, running on slower hardware and without the problems that you're attributing to background apps.

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