Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 28th Sep 2012 23:06 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Today is a great day for Open webOS. We have completed our initial roadmap and are releasing Open webOS 1.0 on schedule, as promised." The only use they mention in a video of WebOS running on a TouchSmart? Hotel kiosks. Sigh.
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What a dull video
by rklrkl on Sat 29th Sep 2012 11:39 UTC
rklrkl
Member since:
2005-07-06

It does seem bizarre that the original webOS started on phones and tablets and yet openwebOS is demo'ed on an HP TouchSmart PC (which I doubt many people have even seen) and *not* on a phone or tablet where surely its more suited for the consumer?

To use hotel kiosks as an example seems fairly obscure (and with no actual demo apps shown for kiosks, it remains just a pipedream). If I were demo'ing openwebOS, I'd have shown a few typical apps running (e.g. an office suite, a browser, a game, a video camera app) to at least prove that you can do some common things that we'd expect and then maybe shown a few features that are unique (more about the card system and the ability to flick to close etc.).

The whole video came off as very flat - personally, I'd have a bit of unobtrusive background music, a short intro and then go fullscreen to show openwebOS in action (we don't need to see the bloke once he's introed openwebOS).

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RE: What a dull video
by tidux on Sun 30th Sep 2012 01:08 in reply to "What a dull video"
tidux Member since:
2011-08-13

It's simple. HP doesn't make smartphones anymore. They do make these touch PCs. If they still made smartphones they'd be demoing it on a smartphone.

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RE[2]: What a dull video
by Laurence on Sun 30th Sep 2012 09:02 in reply to "RE: What a dull video"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

It's simple. HP doesn't make smartphones anymore. They do make these touch PCs. If they still made smartphones they'd be demoing it on a smartphone.

They are rumoured to be working on new smart phones. What they don't make any more is tablets.

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RE: What a dull video
by glarepate on Sun 30th Sep 2012 14:53 in reply to "What a dull video"
glarepate Member since:
2006-01-04

Showing off a mobile OS on a touch enabled PC is odd? You don't see that as being the trend of the moment?

Tablets are getting keyboards PCs are getting 3G radios. This way they can show off the new OS with hardware that is available and trendy.

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