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PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless There are a lot of WebOS fans out there who regret this remarkable operating system got shelved by HP just as Android was swooping in to win the hearts and minds of developers. Is there still hope? WebOSNation reports they've got it running on Google hardware. Surely a little competition for Android isn't a bad thing?
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RE: android vs everything
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 2nd Jan 2013 18:48 UTC in reply to "android vs everything"
Bill Shooter of Bul
Member since:
2006-07-14

Just got a nexus 7 for Christmas and looking to try non-android on it. So forgive the barrage of questions, but if you have time, I'd be interested in the answers.

Which OS has made it work the best for you?
What are your usecases with the nexus 7?

Does each OS seem to pertain to specialize in a particular use case, or are they all pretty much the same at doing everything?

Have you spent any time developing apps for any/all of them? What was the experience like?

--PS Doesn't this seem like what OS News should be like? Trying out different Operating systems/ UI's on different hardware it was never really meant to be on?

Edited 2013-01-02 18:50 UTC

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RE[2]: android vs everything
by stabbyjones on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 06:58 in reply to "RE: android vs everything"
stabbyjones Member since:
2008-04-15

If you want to use your nexus i would stay with android. Right now there really isn't a distro that is stable enough for me.

If you're comfortable flashing roms, by all means try them out but if you intend on using your nexus regularly stick with cyanogenmod.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

I do intend to use it regularly, by trying out different operating systems/roms on it. Probably will end up going back to android, not sure yet. It would be fun to hack on something like mer. It *sounds* like they have a decent dev kit. Of course, I'll find out one way or the other. I'm fully expecting it to have the battery life of my first laptop ~1 hour or so. The real goal of my experimentation with the tablet is experimentation, but If I stumble upon a really nice productivity environment that allows the device to be efficiently used as a content creation device, well all the much better.

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