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Think you can convince LG to make webOS mobile devices? Here, have a petition.
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by Derek Kessler
Mar 03, 2013
LG is buying webOS from HP and they've stated their intentions: smart TVs and eventually other things. But those other things don't include smartphones and tablets, no, LG's perfectly...
The webOS Survival Kit: everything you need to know should webOS doomsday come
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by Derek Kessler
Mar 01, 2013
The fine folks at WebOS Internals have long been on the leading edge of the webOS homebrew movement. Following the shutdown of webOS hardware development in 2011 and the subsequent exploration of...
The Palm Timeline
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by Derek Kessler
Feb 28, 2013
Palm Computing > US Robotics > 3Com > HandSpring > Palm > palmOne > Palm > HP > LG To say it's been a long and winding road for Palm and webOS would be an understatment....
WP Central
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by Derek Kessler
Feb 25, 2013
Following up on the surprise news this morning that LG is buying HP's webOS division, we were left with questions. How? Why? When? We spoke with HP SVP of webOS Martin Risau and LG North America...
HP to keep webOS cloud services; LG open to maybe someday extending webOS beyond
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by Derek Kessler
Feb 25, 2013
After today's news that LG is buying webOS from HP, there's been some lingering questions about what all is happening. We finally got a press release from HP, verifying that LG is indeed...
Not with a bang but a whimper
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by Derek Kessler
Feb 25, 2013
This morning it was revealed that HP is selling its webOS assets to LG - including the source code, personnel, and patents - and that LG intends to utilize those assets to deliver a webOS-powered...
WP Central
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by Derek Kessler
Feb 25, 2013
So, LG is buying webOS and putting it on TVs. We're still putting together our thoughts on the matter, but in the meantime we thought we'd go ahead and ask you what you think. So, here's...
WP Central
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by Derek Kessler
Feb 25, 2013
According to a report this morning from CNET that has since been pulled (though we have independently verified) LG is purchasing the webOS Global Business Unit from HP, including all of its patents...
HP announces new HP Slate 7 tablet; the damn thing runs Android
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by Derek Kessler
Feb 24, 2013
We knew it was coming, but it still stings. HP today announced and unveiled at MWC in Barcelona their reentry into the tablet market with the HP Slate 7 tablet. The seven-inch tablet has a 1024x600...
Enyo 2.2 lands with Windows 8 and BlackBerry 10 support
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by Derek Kessler
Feb 21, 2013
As reported earlier this month, HP today pushed out the 2.2 update to the Enyo application framework, bringing full Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, and BlackBerry 10 support to the fold. While Enyo has...
Whitman noncommittal on what HP's doing with webOS talent
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by Derek Kessler
Feb 19, 2013
We've already talked a lot about what the talented folks that remain at HP working on webOS are doing, but with everything going on at HP, it's fair to ask if they've reevaluated their...
HP granted patent for webOS user interface? Yep. A year ago.
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by Derek Kessler
Feb 18, 2013
News has been making the rounds today that HP was just last week issued a patent last week for the webOS user interface. Technically, this is correct, patent US8373673 B2 was granted and published...
Open webOS going to SCaLE, bringing WebOS Ports along for the ride
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by Derek Kessler
Feb 15, 2013
Next weekend is going to see another convergence of nerd power in California, with the 11th annual Southern California Linux Expo taking place Friday through Sunday in Los Angeles. Normally we...
WebOS Ports contest picks new default wallpaper
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by Derek Kessler
Feb 15, 2013
And the winner of the WebOS Ports wallpaper contest is none other than a very familiar face to the webOS community: Adora. Known in the physical realm as Lisa Brewster, she spent years as a...
A final nail in the webOS coffin or a release from the purgatory of Palo Alto?
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by Derek Kessler
Feb 13, 2013
Today it was revealed that HP is working on an Android-powered tablet to be unveiled in the near future and possibly a smartphone for the farther future. This shouldn't come as a surprise to...
HP moving to Android for tablets and smartphones
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by Derek Kessler
Feb 13, 2013
Less than eighteen months after abandoning the HP TouchPad tablet and webOS smartphone lines, HP is jumping back into the mobile computing game with Android. ReadWrite is reporting that their...
'Chubby Checker' lawsuit filed against HP over endowment size estimator
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by Derek Kessler
Feb 12, 2013
Attorney Willie Gary of Stuart, Florida, has filed a federal lawsuit in the United States District Court, Florida's Southern District, against HP and Palm on behalf of performer Ernest Evans...
Tennis in the Face wants you to lob tennis balls at faces
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by Derek Kessler
Feb 07, 2013
When you're looking for instant stress release, chances are you turn to your smartphone for a quick game to get your mind off of whatever it is that's bothering you. The best kind of game...
Pump it up and run it out with our favorite webOS workout accessories
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by Derek Kessler
Feb 06, 2013
The webOS accessory ecosystem may be nothing like what our friends over at iMore and Android Central have to play with, but we're used to making the best with what we've got available. In...
Palm Pre 2 shows up on The Following
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by Derek Kessler
Feb 05, 2013
Somehow I never thought I'd be doing another Palm sighting post. The hero shot of the HP Pre3 using the actual webOS Camera app on The Following (a most excellent criminal thriller on Fox, if...
JogStats
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by Derek Kessler
Feb 05, 2013
It's Fitness Month at Mobile Nations, and that means we're going to spend the next few weeks exploring how to get you in shape, assisted of course by your webOS devices. In addition to our...
App Catalog finally gets dedicated online search thanks to dedicated user
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by Derek Kessler
Feb 01, 2013
Eighteen months ago HP shut down the public App Catalog feeds, putting an end to one of our favorite features on the site: the browser-based App Gallery. The reasoning offered at the time was that...
Ares 2 gets a demo webcast all its own
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by Derek Kessler
Jan 31, 2013
Yesterday we showed you a presentation by HP's Kevin Schaaf at dotJS showing just why you as a developer should be considering using Enyo 2 as the framework for your multi-platform app. But do...
Why Enyo? HP's Kevin Schaaf explains why
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by Derek Kessler
Jan 30, 2013
It's one thing to convince a developer that they should make an app for a specific platform isn't usually a hard affair. There are obvious reasons to develop apps for iOS or Android, and the...
The new BlackBerry cometh [the competition]
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by Derek Kessler
Jan 30, 2013
Today the fine folks from Waterloo unveiled the fruits of their most recent labors in the form of the BlackBerry Z10 and Q10, both powered by the new BlackBerry 10 operating system. Truth be told,...
The webOS Wish List: Badged icon notifications
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by Derek Kessler
Jan 29, 2013
A strong part of the foundational awesomeness of webOS is the notification system. Early on it consisted of a notifications bar that would pop up at the bottom of the screen on our Pre and Pixi...
This is my webOS [from the forums]
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by Derek Kessler
Jan 27, 2013
Despite it having been well over a year since the last update to webOS, my TouchPad and Pre3 are the constant recipients of updates thanks to the webOS homebrew community. These updates are...
Open webOS on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus
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by Derek Kessler
Jan 25, 2013
One year ago today we got our first look at how HP's open source strategy for webOS was going to play out. We got the roadmap. The first several months of this roadmap were admittedly pretty...
Steve Jobs threatened Palm with a patent lawsuit should employee poaching contin
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by Derek Kessler
Jan 23, 2013
It's not news that late Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs approached former Palm CEO Ed Colligan to instate a no-poaching agreement between the two companies. And it's no secret that...
WebOS Ports running wallpaper contest, make your photo the Ports default
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by Derek Kessler
Jan 22, 2013
If you've done any tinkering around with the porting projects of webOS Ports, you've likely noticed the wallpaper they've been making use of. It's an image the sun rising over a...