Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 31st Jul 2012 21:10 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Another batch of open source webOS components released - but there's some bad news. "For Open webOS we are aiming for support on future hardware platforms where SoC's support Linux 3.3+ kernel and where open source replacements for proprietary components are integrated. Existing devices cannot be supported because of those many proprietary components, including graphics, networking and lack of drivers for a modern kernel (but of course, there is the Community Edition for those interested in improving the TouchPad)." So, which future hardware platforms? They must have something in mind, right?
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RE[2]: This project is dead
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 1st Aug 2012 17:13 UTC in reply to "RE: This project is dead"
Bill Shooter of Bul
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In reality, its more of RMS move. They aren't living in the real world. They are explicitly stating that it will only support hardware that has open drivers. There has never been an arm based device with open drivers. I'm not sure why they think they will magically come into existence, unless HP is going to force an existing ARM maker to do it. Until the impossible happens, open webos will be confined to an emulator.

Additionally HP is only committed to making tablets, explicitly saying they won't make phones.

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