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.
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
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!
21.housry23(Posts: 129; Member since: 03 Jun 2012)
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!