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Phone-formatted keyboard dug up in Open webOS
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by Derek Kessler
Oct 25, 2012
Tuesday brought tweaks to Open webOS courtesy of homebrew maestro Josh Palmer (known 'round these parts as @ShiftyAxel) that made the tablet-sized operating system work better on phone-sized...
Gram working with LG on an Open webOS TV
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by Derek Kessler
Oct 24, 2012
Ever since HP announced they would be open sourcing webOS, we've been wondering "to what end?" Going open source can only amount to so much with only the community pushing forward the...
Tweaking Open webOS for phone-sized screens
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by Derek Kessler
Oct 23, 2012
Last week we showed you what Open webOS on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus looks like, as ported by the team at WebOS Ports. It's still a fairly early alpha project, and right now a lot of emphasis is...
Mobile Nations
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by Derek Kessler
Oct 23, 2012
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An update from Amazon MP3: They're working on it
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by Derek Kessler
Oct 22, 2012
Yesterday we reported on how the Amazon MP3 app had stopped working properly on webOS smartphones, spitting back errors, sometimes failing to download tracks, and consistently failing to put your...
WP Central
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by Derek Kessler
Oct 21, 2012
When the Palm Pre launched on Sprint back in 2009, little 'ole Palm partnered with Amazon, offering the relatively new Amazon MP3 store (launched two years prior as the first online music store...
Hands-on with the alpha Open webOS port for Galaxy Nexus
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by Derek Kessler
Oct 19, 2012
Ah, webOS, it's good to see you again. Sure, I see webOS every day on my Pre3 and TouchPad, but they're starting to show their age. And, well, they're getting boring. Still great...
WebOS Ports posts instructions for alpha Galaxy Nexus Open webOS port
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by Derek Kessler
Oct 17, 2012
If you're feeling up for some time in Ubuntu's Terminal and have a spare Galaxy Nexus sitting around, then we might just have a project for you. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, you can now get an...
App Giveaway: Slideshow Presentation HD
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by Derek Kessler
Oct 16, 2012
There's a decent enough photo viewing app on the TouchPad. But that's what it is - decent. Sure, you can run a slideshow on it, but what about putting in music, changing the display order,...
Open webOS booted onto Nook Color and Samsung Series 7 Slate, gets live USB dist
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by Derek Kessler
Oct 15, 2012
Just when you thought things couldn't get any crazier for Open webOS, they have. Industrious developers have already booted the open source successor to webOS onto the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and...
Softbank buying 70% of Sprint for $20 billion
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by Derek Kessler
Oct 14, 2012
Just a few days ago, Sprint confirmed they were exploring the possibility of selling a majority stake of their business to Japanese telecommunications company Softbank. While the deal hasn't yet...
Phoenix finally reveals the first step in their plan: webOS on Android
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by Derek Kessler
Oct 13, 2012
It was a little over six months ago that we first reported on the newly formed Phoenix International Communications, a group of dedicated webOS fans that in the wake of HP's decision to cancel...
Threaded webOS email app in the works, open sourced
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by Derek Kessler
Oct 12, 2012
Way back in January one of our wish list items called for something we've seen plenty of on competing platforms: threaded email. We admit to being Gmail addicts, and the threaded email system...
Open webOS Profession Edition to be how Gram makes money
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by Derek Kessler
Oct 12, 2012
When HP decided to offer up webOS as an open source operating system, there was one question nagging at the back of our minds: how is this going to make them money? We're not really concerned...
The webOS Wish List: Scrollbars
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by Derek Kessler
Oct 11, 2012
Scrollbars. Seriously, it's 2012. We've had scrollbars since the Xerox Alto in 1973. While the purpose of the scrollbar has changed in the intervening four decades from being the driver of...
HP challenges claims of Lenovo's captaincy of the slowly sinking HMS PC Shipment
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by Derek Kessler
Oct 11, 2012
Quick, name a stat that gets trumpeted at least once a quarter but doesn't really matter much. If you guessed "worldwide PC vendor unit shipment estimates," you're right on the...
Enyo workshop heading to Toronto, taking Open webOS porting along for the ride
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by Derek Kessler
Oct 10, 2012
The webOS Developer Relations Team is continuing on their Enyo and Open webOS warpath. Since the successful Enyo Hackathon back in August, members of the team have dispersed across the globe to...
Sam Greenblatt leaving HP for technology companies unknown
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by Derek Kessler
Oct 10, 2012
A little over six months ago, Sam Greenblatt was moved away from being the CTO of webOS at HP, bringing to an end a significant amount of headbutting and tension at the upper levels of the webOS...
The webOS Wish List: Scrolling notifications
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by Derek Kessler
Oct 09, 2012
We took a bit of a break on the webOS Wish List to give HP a chance to put out Open webOS 1.0. Now that the open source operating system is out, we've seen a few of our wish list items...
Galaxy Nexus port geting a new virtual gesture area
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by Derek Kessler
Oct 09, 2012
The Open webOS porting project to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is moving along. We've already seen the port in action, and while still a work in progress, that code has been released for public...
First working build for Open webOS on Galaxy Nexus released
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by Derek Kessler
Oct 04, 2012
Less than a week ago, HP released the 1.0 version of Open webOS. The updated open source version of webOS wasn't released in a form ready-to-install on any particular device, but the inclusion...
Former Nokia engineers raise $258 million for MeeGo phones - could the same be p
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by Derek Kessler
Oct 03, 2012
While fans of webOS might feel they've been slighted over the years, our anguish is a different beast than that of the MeeGo fan. If you're not familiar with MeeGo, or even aware of it, we...
HP, profit, stock
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by Derek Kessler
Oct 03, 2012
Maybe it's a good thing the webOS GBU is going to be divorcing splitting itself from HP, as the parent company is gearing up for a year that even has pessimistic analysts and investors caught...
HP discontinues webOS live chat support
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by Derek Kessler
Oct 01, 2012
It's been over a year since HP discontinued sales, development, and production of webOS devices. There's been no indication for nearly that long that HP intends to produce new webOS hardware...
Open webOS OE booted on Asus Transformer Prime
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by Derek Kessler
Oct 01, 2012
A month ago, intrepid webOS developer Steven Troughton-Smith got to tinkering with the then newly-released Open webOS OpenEmbedded beta, and managed to get it to boot relatively quickly on his Asus...
Open webOS OE booted on Galaxy Nexus by WebOS Ports [video]
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by Derek Kessler
Sep 28, 2012
If there was one thing we expected to happen with relative quickness, it was that the industrious developers of WebOS Ports would get the newly released Open webOS 1.0 up and running on modern...
What's missing from Open webOS 1.0: Nothing that can't be fixed
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by Derek Kessler
Sep 28, 2012
So Open webOS 1.0 is finally upon us. It's a complete operating system, in the sense that you can boot it and use it, but it's missing some things and could stand to be improved in some ways...
Open webOS 1.0 lands
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by Derek Kessler
Sep 28, 2012
Following the roadmap laid out back in January, HP has delivered Open webOS 1.0 to the masses as planned. Last month saw the release of two betas, one for desktop Linux and the other for assorted...
LunaCE 4.9.10 Alpha vastly improves cursor placement and brings back the wave la
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by Derek Kessler
Sep 27, 2012
It's been a little while since we last checked in on the LunaCE project, and things are coming along quite nicely. The latest version of the alpha software based on the open source webOS...
iPhone 5 reviewed by iMore
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by Derek Kessler
Sep 27, 2012
Thinner. Bigger. Faster. It seems to describe every iteration of smartphones these days, and our friends at iMore got their turn at the ubiquitous dance this year with the release of the iPhone 5....