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: Comment by Laurence
by umccullough on Thu 23rd Feb 2012 19:08 UTC in reply to "Comment by Laurence"
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I agree to some extent... I ended up getting my wife her own Touchpad, but she still ends up using mine quite often.

The other thing that drives me nuts about Mobile OSes is their assumption that they will remember your credentials.

I want my touchpad to prompt me every time it logs into my gmail - with an option to "remember for 30 mins" or something... why can't we have more of that?

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RE[2]: Comment by Laurence
by bob_bipbip on Thu 23rd Feb 2012 20:32 in reply to "RE: Comment by Laurence"
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maemo, webos and, for extend, winphone7 are PERSONNAL product. what you want is MULTIUSER product. as the day of today, on mobile space, that doesn't exist.
BUT, if you use a more linuxish os, you could have a multi user environment.

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RE[3]: Comment by Laurence
by umccullough on Fri 24th Feb 2012 02:37 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Laurence"
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No, what I want is a secure OS.

Are you trying to tell me that the web browser on these devices is multi-user?

The web browser is nice enough to give me the option of saving passwords or not - why can't the rest of the os?

As for multi-profile (which is different from multi-user) it seems CM9 will have support for that since there appears to be a non-functional profile manager. Is that really too much to ask for whenit comes to storing credentials? Can't we employ some kind of key ring interface where I can hand my tablet to a friend without worrying about the, accessing all my privileged accounts?

Did we leave the modern era where security is increasingly important?

Edited 2012-02-24 02:37 UTC

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