Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 25th Jan 2013 14:20 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Buried deep within Nokia's press release about its financial results, there's a line that pretty much signals the end of one of the most popular and successful mobile operating systems in history. With Nokia retiring its use, Symbian is no more.
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webOS and Preware
by nesur on Sat 26th Jan 2013 00:31 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Oh well."
nesur
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I've been using webOS since a little more than a year and I'm pretty satisfied (it's the only mobile OS in which I feel my phone is *also* a computer), except for some annoying bugs that will never be fixed and especially the subpar browser.

But thinking about that review or just for some experimentation, I would strongly recommend installing Preware on your Pre 2 and experimenting with the patches. I have my personal collection of patches (approx. 30 patches, I can post the list if there's interest) that I feel mandatory to make the use of webOS significantly more satisfying.

I know it's like cheating a bit because it's no longer stock webOS, but at the same time Palm designed it to be so open that modifying the behavior of the UI is really easy and does not involve any 'dangerous' steps. It's far easier than rooting an Android phone, and that's easy already.

Edited 2013-01-26 00:35 UTC

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RE: webOS and Preware
by droid001 on Tue 29th Jan 2013 09:39 in reply to "webOS and Preware"
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2013-01-29

I'd love to know what your top 30 preware patches are. I'm still using my old Pre2 for the great Mapping Tool app which I use on my hiking trips. Had to reinstall WebOS some weeks ago as the device was getting too wonkey so I'd be greatly interested on any tips on gaining greater stability for the Pre.

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