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

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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21 Comments

1. Tsoliades

Posts: 228; Member since: Dec 22, 2012

Awesome. Just awesome.

2. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 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

3. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

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

6. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

you can DO...sorry

4. wendygarett unregistered

Is root required?

5. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

For sure root is required.

7. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

always

8. wendygarett unregistered

Can I choose not to root? Lol

16. sarb009

Posts: 322; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

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

20. nexusalltheway

Posts: 69; Member since: Nov 28, 2012

Why do people have to dislike his question? SMH!

9. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 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. :)

12. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

For me Android is incomplete without root access !

10. kalandershihab

Posts: 57; Member since: Mar 09, 2012

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

13. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

Do you know the meaning of "ALPHA BUILDS" ?????? It's clearly mentioned in the video's title and description ... :banghead: :facepalm:

14. kalandershihab

Posts: 57; Member since: Mar 09, 2012

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

17. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

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

19. kalandershihab

Posts: 57; Member since: Mar 09, 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!

18. simplyj

Posts: 406; Member since: Dec 23, 2009

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

11. PeaceB

Posts: 14; Member since: Nov 22, 2012

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

15. saied

Posts: 10; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

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

21. housry23

Posts: 136; Member since: Jun 03, 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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