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Video: Open webOS is running pretty smoothly on a Google Nexus 7

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Video: Open webOS is running pretty smoothly on a Google Nexus 7
The gang at WebOS Ports has been very busy. When Open webOS v1.0 was released, we got to see Open webOS running on a Samsung Galaxy Nexus the very next day. Since then, we have seen Open webOS run on a variety of devices. The pace of development is pretty impressive for the three months that have gone by since the official release of the open source platform.

Now, we get to see it in action again, this time on a Google Nexus 7. There are two things that stand out about this particular port, the first is that it only took Simon Busch with WebOS Ports a week to translate the build from the Galaxy Nexus to the Nexus 7, the second is that Open webOS is able to run without being connected to a PC. Boot-up still requires a tether, but after that, the tablet can be unplugged from the desktop.

Being that the Nexus 7 is a pure Android tablet, it was a natural step to take for the WebOS Ports crew. The video below says it all. Remember, this is an early alpha build. Despite that, it is pretty impressive to see how smoothly things are operating on the Nexus 7. This is pretty much the work of guys in their spare time which makes the progress made over the past three months even more notable.

via: webOS Nation


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posted on 31 Dec 2012, 22:26 2

1. Tsoliades (Posts: 213; Member since: 22 Dec 2012)


Awesome. Just awesome.

posted on 31 Dec 2012, 22:34

2. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Great. I would always prefer no more than 20-25% share for any mobile platform so that customers really remain the "KING" and for tablets best day would be the day UBUNTU is formally released for tablets

posted on 31 Dec 2012, 22:49 1

3. networkdood (Posts: 6276; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


No surprise here as you can practically anything on an Android device.

posted on 31 Dec 2012, 23:19 2

6. networkdood (Posts: 6276; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


you can DO...sorry

posted on 31 Dec 2012, 22:51 1

4. wendygarett (unregistered)


Is root required?

posted on 31 Dec 2012, 23:13 2

5. valapsp (Posts: 477; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


For sure root is required.

posted on 31 Dec 2012, 23:19

7. networkdood (Posts: 6276; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


always

posted on 31 Dec 2012, 23:21

8. wendygarett (unregistered)


Can I choose not to root? Lol

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 01:27 18

16. sarb009 (Posts: 293; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Wendy plz root ur mind and flash a good rom. Thank you.

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 09:07

20. nexusalltheway (Posts: 69; Member since: 28 Nov 2012)


Why do people have to dislike his question? SMH!

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 00:16

9. valapsp (Posts: 477; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


hahaha, I'm not rooted too. I'm more interested in Cyanogenmod than this. But some inner voice tells me not to root and I don't know why. :)

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 00:40 3

12. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)


For me Android is incomplete without root access !

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 00:26 2

10. kalandershihab (Posts: 57; Member since: 09 Mar 2012)


haha no one above have watched the video....they're simply commenting. this is the laggiest s**t i've ever seen!

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 00:43 8

13. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)


Do you know the meaning of "ALPHA BUILDS" ??????

It's clearly mentioned in the video's title and description ...

:banghead: :facepalm:

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 01:13

14. kalandershihab (Posts: 57; Member since: 09 Mar 2012)


compare this with bb10 alpha build and go bang your head to the wall!

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 02:16 3

17. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)


OMG!!!
When did you see BB10 ported to nexus 7 ????
Check your facts, child...

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 07:01

19. kalandershihab (Posts: 57; Member since: 09 Mar 2012)


you said alpha builds.....it reffers to the software...i didn't know that there are alpha builds for hardware too....and btw, the nexus 7 has a lot of guts when it comes to hardware. the conclusion is: webos is s**tty!

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 13:32

18. simplyj (Posts: 404; Member since: 23 Dec 2009)


Mother of god... You just went full retard.

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 00:32 3

11. PeaceB (Posts: 14; Member since: 22 Nov 2012)


umm.. whats the point of porting a dead platform with no development? better spend that time on other projects... /=

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 01:16

15. saied (Posts: 10; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


I'd love to try that :)
Keep us posted

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 10:21

21. housry23 (Posts: 79; Member since: 03 Jun 2012)


Looks interesting.

Yes it's laggy, but you have to understand that in order for it to work smoothly, all low level OS stuff like kernel, drivers, etc. have to be re written to work with the OS and hardware. It is NOT easy.

It was actually running very smooth on the home page and multitasking. Only the apps looked laggy to me. This is a very early development on an OS that is not written for this hardware. If you can do better, get in there and help them write the code to smooth it out!

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