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Open webOS comes to Android in the form of an app

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Open webOS comes to Android in the form of an app
As promised, HP has recently made webOS open source, allowing the dev community to continue developing Palm's wonderful platform. While we're yet to see anything substantial come out of this project, an interesting video has been published, showing Open webOS running on a Google Nexus S.

Interestingly, the developers have brought the platform to Android in the form of an app. Sadly, because of this, or some other reason, Open webOS seems to be unusable in its current state, as you can see from the video below. It's just very unresponsive, with enormous performance issues, and we feel the Nexus S's dated hardware isn't to blame here. We also aren't sure about this whole concept of the OS running as an app, as this would mean that it has access to a limited amount of resources. Probably that's behind its incredibly slow performance.

We guess the developers have just wanted to show us webOS on an Android phone, even if it's clearly unusable. Unfortunately, even if it comes as a normal, custom ROM for select Android devices, users will have little incentive to try it out, due to the limited app catalog. What we would love to see, though, is some other manufacturers introducing Open webOS-powered handsets to market. Now that will surely shake things up!

via: IntoMobile

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posted on 28 Nov 2012, 05:57

1. anirudhshirsat97 (Posts: 408; Member since: 24 May 2011)

You werent kidding Ray, that is slower than when i tried to play NFS carbon on my 6 year old computer. Totally unusable. Whats the use than i wonder.

posted on 28 Nov 2012, 23:48

6. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)

Blehh!! SUCH a terrible OS on that phone

posted on 28 Nov 2012, 07:20

2. thelegend6657 (unregistered)

Where's the link to the APK file ?

posted on 28 Nov 2012, 07:28

3. nlbates66 (Posts: 328; Member since: 15 Aug 2012)

this isn't quite installed as an "app" but appears to be similar to how Linux distros can be run chrooted within android on many android phones.

posted on 28 Nov 2012, 09:48 1

4. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 904; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)

I wish developers would make a good webOS phone even if its an overlay of Android. Always loved the OS and had so much potential.

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 07:43 1

7. Darkerm (Posts: 319; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)

Same here ^_^
More OS = more Competition

posted on 28 Nov 2012, 19:12 1

5. MC1123 (Posts: 1256; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

i guess if nokia bought palm rather than HP, it would give webOS mercy! and it wil lbe awesome for nokia and palm!

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