Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd Feb 2012 21:59 UTC, submitted by tupp
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Lukas Mathis touts many webOS features that he wants other vendors to steal. All this stuff just makes me more sad I never got to try webOS on anything because nobody gives a rat's bum about The Netherlands. WebOS never came to market here. Especially its multitasking with cards looks so much more elegant than the horrible "multi"tasking implementations on Android and iOS. Hopeful note: Matias Duarte now heads the UX team for Android.
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RE: Love it, and will miss it
by umccullough on Wed 22nd Feb 2012 23:43 UTC in reply to "Love it, and will miss it"
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I’m one of those lucky guys that picked up the TouchPad for 99 bucks—actually picked up three and gave them to members of my family, who love it. While webOS has its pros and cons, it is, more often than not, simply a pleasure to work with. That said though, I’ll likely replace it with Android when the CyanogenMod ICS port is finished—webOS is just too slow overall, and the app pickings are too slim, but I will miss it when it’s gone.

Don't wait for Android to be "finished" - just install CM9 (alpha2) now ;)

Trust me!

The dual-boot is pretty handy, so you'll still get your WebOS pleasure when you need it.

Anyhow, I do enjoy WebOS - I just wish it had a better browser, and better app support.

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I second that! I'm typing this from my Touchpad running CM9. It is so much faster. I installed it this weekend, and haven't needed to boot back into WebOS.

Don't get me wrong, I love WebOS and it will always have a place in my heart. I carried the original Pre for two years, and would have stood in line to get a Pre3 if they didn't kill it off. I reluctantly switched to Android because the Pre just became too slow.

The only thing I miss from WebOS is the wave bar. I have an Android app that duplicates its functionality on my Gingerbread phone, by it doesn't seem to work on ICS. I'm hoping the developer gets it working soon.

The best part is that all the Apps from my phone automatically download to the tablet. Some of them gained new features that must only be available on a tablet.

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