Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th Feb 2012 23:42 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Last week, I promised you an outline of the webOS governance model. Today, we're publishing that model and announcing the leaders of the Project Management Committees. As you will see below, we've based the model on the Apache Way." Open governance, something Android decidedly lacks. Too bad nobody (with money and factories) seems to give a toss about webOS. The world's an unfair place.
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Web OS
by Nycran on Thu 16th Feb 2012 13:21 UTC
Nycran
Member since:
2006-02-06

If WebOS wants to live, what the devs should do is make it run on older smartphones.

For example, how many iPhone 3G's, Samsung Galaxy S and Motorola Droids are there floating around? Millions and millions. These phones have perfectly acceptable hardware but no or dieing support from the manufacturers for upgrades. Why not make WebOS the OS that users can install to give their phone a second life?

I would be perfectly happy to pay for the OS.

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RE: Web OS
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 17th Feb 2012 01:19 in reply to "Web OS"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Cyanogen Mod does a decent job of that, minus the iPhone 3G's.

In any case, web OS or any os for these phones will have the same problem getting drivers for the graphics chip/wifi/gps/camera.

Hardware manufacturers need to release open drivers.

Open drivers will help manufacturers develop updates to them faster, which will help them put newer versions of android on them, which will cause consumers to buy them.

At least in a perfect world that would be the way it works.

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RE[2]: Web OS
by bert64 on Sun 19th Feb 2012 13:19 in reply to "RE: Web OS"
bert64 Member since:
2007-04-23

Open drivers would be most preferable, although a second best bet would be for WebOS/Meego/Android to settle on a single userland to driver interface...

That way a single kernel can be used on each device, to support any OS. This shouldn't be too hard as all 3 are already based on Linux, only some of the drivers differ.

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