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langevine

by langevine

webos - onward
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I purchased the HP Touchpad as soon as it was released. I am very satisfied with the unit. However, it is obvious HP has abandoned a good product and I must move on.
Is SURFACE the way to to the future or is Android the path to follow?
Nintendubus

by Nintendubus

Was It Actually Google That Ended Up Acquiring Palm?
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Yesterday's news that six senior Enyo engineers had left HP to join Google fell like Rome in the webOS community. Enyo is the open-source application framework that HP's team is building in preparation for the launch of Open webOS later this year.
It's clear that the biggest winner in the fall of Palm was Google. Importantly, they snagged the father of webOS, Matias Duarte. Nokia and Microsoft scored some top Palm staffers as well. HP, as we all know, squandered the rest of the company's efforts.... Read more →
dotbeepdoot

by dotbeepdoot

Did iMessage usher in the beginning of true synergy??
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Earlier this week Apple announced the arrival of their new OSX build called Mountain Lion. One of their heralded new features was the introduction of iMessage to the desktop platform with the idea being simple: 1 conversation continued across any of Apple's hardware be it iPod touch, iPad, or iPhone, with iMessage you will never stop the conversation.
I myself downloaded the beta of iMessage and tested this out first hand, I had my iPad, iPhone, and MacBook Pro in front of me as I carried on in... Read more →
Mitchellmckenna

by Mitchellmckenna

TouchPad webOS Preware Patches Not Working After System Update - Fix
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If you've received the latest TouchPad update 3.0.5 and you had any patches installed you might have noticed them not working. They are installed, but unless the package has been updated since the system update, it's not actually doing anything. This has happened in previous system updates. This happens because all the Preware feeds change because they have the OS version number on the end, the feeds get updated and until the patch maintainer updates the patch to the new feed, the patch doesn't... Read more →
nitehawk

by nitehawk

Here is the future of mobile productivity!
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http://www.engadget.com/2011/12/19/lightpad-connects-your-smartphone-to-an-11-inch-screen-expands/
LightPad to the rescue!
Boom, the versatility of a smartphone, no need to buy a smartphone and tablet to be a "road warrior." This is what I have been looking for in that you don't need a third device, you just have to be able to use your phone in conjunction with a peripheral that allows you to be more productive. This will be demoed at CES and is for sure purely a concept thing, my hope is that big... Read more →
peter

by peter

Four reasons why open sourcing webOS won't be enough to save it
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HP finally revealed the fate of webOS last week, announcing plans to open source the orphaned mobile OS rather than sell it to someone else or simply abandon it. As a fan of the open source model I was pleased to hear this -- it would have been a shame to let webOS die -- but I'm also realistic that opening it up isn't going to suddenly resurrect the OS and put it right back into contention alongside iOS, Android, and Windows Phone.
Here are four reasons why I think it's going to be an uphill... Read more →
aaron

by aaron

HP is making webOS open-source
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Just moments ago at an all-hands meeting, HP CEO Meg Whitman announced that the company will be open-sourcing webOS. Not just the Enyo app development framework — the actual underlying operating system!
http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/press/2011/111209xa.html
No hardware partners to announce right now, but this means any interested smartphone or tablet manufacturer can pick up webOS and run with it. I think this is a bold move and a great outcome; it would have been a real shame if they killed... Read more →
daninbusiness

by daninbusiness

Track the status of Ice Cream Sandwich port for HP TouchPad
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Per some news articles from the past few days, the ICS source code has been released and people are now in process of converting for various platforms. CyanogenMod will probably be the first. Hopefully will perform decently. Anyone else looking forward to trying some dual-booting?
smphoto

by smphoto

HP fails again to realize what they have with Multi-touch and WebOS
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HP failed to capitalize on the Apple I when Steve Wozniak worked for them. We know how that turned out. Apple is now the most valuable company in the world.
They fail again to realize their assets with WebOS and multi-touch. Multi-touch and WebOS could be the basis of all computers that they build going forward. WebOS has all the patents they need to include this great technology in computers, laptops and tablets without having to pay royalties to Microsoft like other Android product... Read more →
aaron

by aaron

Has the webOS 3.0.4 software update improved your TouchPad experience?
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It doesn't seem like the higher-ups at HP are quite sure of what they're doing right now, but it's nice to see that webOS software engineers haven't been sitting around idle. Earlier this month, HP released a completely rebuilt Maps app for webOS phones, which actually held a bigger surprise — it brought support for their fancy Enyo application framework (used on the TouchPad and Pre3) to all of their old devices, even first-gen Pre and Pixi phones running webOS 1.4.5.
Today HP released webOS... Read more →
aaron

by aaron

Is Amazon buying Palm?
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Here we go again! According to VentureBeat, Amazon is currently in negotiations with HP to snap up the former webOS Global Business Unit.
http://venturebeat.com/2011/09/29/amazon-buy-palm/
I've always wondered if Amazon would be at all interested in webOS as they continue to ship their own devices — especially with former Palm CEO Jon Rubinstein serving on their board.
I think Amazon has proven that they're quite capable of producing their own hardware, software, and ecosystem, so I'm not exactly... Read more →
peter

by peter

HP just delayed my TouchPad...again
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Just got this email from HP:
Thank you for your continued interest in webOS and the HP TouchPad. We regret to inform you that we did not receive enough stock to fulfill your order within the communicated estimated ship date. Your order has been placed on the prioritized list for the first shipments of the next stock receipt. You will receive a shipping notification with a tracking number once your order has shipped. We are expecting all orders to ship by the end of October or earlier. We... Read more →
DanJ

by DanJ

Windows 8 Metro vs. webOS - How is Microsoft so far behind?
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I have been playing around with the developers preview of Windows 8 this week, and am pretty amazed at how Metro is so far behind features that have been in the mobile webOS for years. These differences are especially bad considering that Windows 8 is meant to be put on large screens, and full powered desktop processors.
1. Windows Management
Multitasking is something that webOS has long been praised for, and to this day, I think its "card" paradigm is still by far the best multitasking UI of any... Read more →
aaron

by aaron

Palm post mortem: what could have been
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For those of you who are still following all of the webOS news, I thought I'd share what I know about how things have been going at HP since the announcement, and shed some light on a few projects that never came to be. Some of the information below comes from friends who work in the webOS Global Business Unit, née Palm. I've always been enthused about the potential of webOS, so with HP ditching all of its plans for webOS hardware, I was eager to pry some more details out of these people. Some... Read more →
groovechicken

by groovechicken

The Duopolizer: Has HP inadvertently prevented a third major tablet player?
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I was thinking about the many consequences of the HP Touchpad meltdown we all just witnessed, and I am thinking the biggest consequence may be one that doesn't end up affecting HP at all. That consequence is to scare consumers away from taking a chance on any but the two established options for tablets, Apple and Google, and thereby establishing them as an immovable duopoly for the next three to five years. Some may point out that the problem with the TouchPad in the first place was a lack of... Read more →