Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd Nov 2010 12:48 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless It's no secret that the webOS is no speed demon. Sure, it has the most elegant multitasking interface (the fact that it multitasks at all means it bests both Android and iOS), but it's not exactly fast. This is all going to change. Palm held its Developer Day in New York this weekend, and unveiled its new application development framework, set to replace the current Mojo framework. Not only will this new framework, named Enyo, be a lot faster than Mojo, it will also be designed around multiple display resolutions.
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Can't Wait, Will the Market?
by bornagainenguin on Mon 22nd Nov 2010 21:13 UTC
bornagainenguin
Member since:
2005-08-07

HP is fully aware it needs new devices to draw the crowds, and the company stated that we'll see a whole bunch of new devices coming early next year. I can't wait.


I just wonder if the market will hold off that long, or if by the time HP decides to put WebOS out there the tablet and smart phone markets will have already been won by Android? The market wants what it wants when it wants it and they won't always wait for best to come along when there is "good enough" available for use now. Even Google is finding this out considering the rate of various Android powered devices coming out despite the company's very public announcements saying current releases do not run well on tablets and were intended for smart phones only.

People don't care, they want tablet computing now and will take what they can get. If HP doesn't get gearing they may find the market already saturated and be stuck playing "me too" to a host of competitors.

--bornagainpenguin

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RE: Can't Wait, Will the Market?
by arpan on Tue 23rd Nov 2010 10:24 in reply to "Can't Wait, Will the Market?"
arpan Member since:
2006-07-30

Of course the question is if people purchasing Android phones even know what they are buying. Android phones are sold under various brands, and Android is rarely mentioned.

If HP comes out with really good devices and advertises them properly, they surely stand a chance. They won't become market leaders anytime soon, but they do have the chance to become a significant player.

One thing is, if it is demoed properly in stores, I think that the WebOS UI stands to win quite a few customers.

On the other hand Android 3.0 is supposed to come out with a much improved UI, so we'll just have to wait and see. The main thing is that the Smartphone market is growing rapidly, that there is plenty of room for one more player.

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spiderman Member since:
2008-10-23

If it has a browser and a camera application and a music/video player then "the market" can bear it. People don't choose their smartphone according to how many crapware they can install. They choose it according to the way it looks and current fashion. I think Samsung sold 3 million bada phones this year. I know people with Bada phones. They don't even know what Bada is. It is fluid, good looking and cool. That is all they care about. Only OSNews geeks think the OS is important.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

the tablet and smart phone markets will have already been won by Android?


a market is never won, the race is never over. A market may diminish ove time though.

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