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Nokia makes an awesome smartphone camera, Motorola makes their thin phone better
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by Derek Kessler
Sep 05, 2012
We're diving headfirst into what we affectionately refer to around here as 'silly season'. This year's silly season is a weird one for us at webOS Nation, as we're sitting...
2012 WebOS Internals web-a-thon raises $12,202.20 for homebrew
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by Derek Kessler
Sep 04, 2012
Hot damn this community rocks. For everything the webOS community has been through, you can always count on the webOS Nation Forums to pull together to get things done. And get things done they have...
Google's working on a stock Android install for Sony, could this be a path for O
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by Derek Kessler
Sep 04, 2012
Google's Android software is available on quite literally hundreds of devices. But on all but a select few it's been tinkered with at a bare minimum (or wholesale overhauled), moving it away...
App Giveaway: 50 copies of QuickChat for Facebook
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by Derek Kessler
Sep 04, 2012
Way back in December of 2010 we were promised that Facebook Chat would come to the webOS Messaging app via Synergy in webOS 2.0. If you pick up your webOS 2.x device and fire up Messaging, you'...
Open webOS Beta made official, supports Ubuntu and OpenEmbedded
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by Derek Kessler
Aug 31, 2012
As we noted earlier today, one of our eagle-eyed forum members spotted that HP had opened up the build scripts and other open source components for the first Open webOS beta, and that said build of...
http://forums.webosnation.com/webos-open-source-general-discussion/318203-open-w
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by Derek Kessler
Aug 31, 2012
Revealed today on the Open webOS GitHub was the next step forward for Open webOS: build instructions to install the operating system on an Ubuntu Linux desktop computer. The instructions, found by...
Labor Day Weekend Sale: Save 15% on ALL webOS Accessories at the webOS Nation St
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by Derek Kessler
Aug 31, 2012
The Labor Day Long Weekend is here, and in honor of all of the hard working people of America, Canada and the rest of the world we're celebrating with savings at Store.webOSnation.com! You can...
Donate to support WebOS Internals with the 2012 Web-a-thon - just three days lef
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by Derek Kessler
Aug 30, 2012
This time last year saw one of the greatest moments in homebrew history we've ever witnessed: the webOS community came together and raised a whopping $16,699.26 to support WebOS Internals. It...
HP 'Slate 8' Windows 8 tablet comes out as the Envy x2
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by Derek Kessler
Aug 30, 2012
We've been watching what's going down over in Berlin at IFA 2012 mostly out of interest in seeing what devices we might maybe someday possibly be able to install Open webOS on, but then HP...
LunaCE graduates to beta status, ready to remove your ripples
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by Derek Kessler
Aug 29, 2012
Just two weeks ago LunaCE was released by WebOS Ports in alpha status. The homebrewed improvement to the LunaSysMgr that was released as part of HP's webOS Community Edition project brought a...
Google fixes search on webOS, makes things work like they ought
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by Derek Kessler
Aug 28, 2012
A few days back Google made a change somewhere along the line that kicked webOS users back into the horrid days of WAP browsers. It was a change that shook us to our core as we were reduced to a...
After two weeks of silence, App Catalog flooded with invalid listings
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by Derek Kessler
Aug 28, 2012
August 15, 2012 was the last day the webOS App Catalog successfully received new or updated apps. That's nearly two weeks ago at the point that we published this post. The newest apps were...
10Tons games 50% off for the week - grab Sparkle, Azkend, Puzkend and more for h
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by Derek Kessler
Aug 28, 2012
If you've been wandering about the App Catalog looking for a way to entertain yourself, you might have noticed that webOS games tend to be a bit on the pricey side, at least as far as tablet-...
Patch your Pre's carrier string to say whatever you want
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by Derek Kessler
Aug 27, 2012
Tiring of seeing "Verizon" or "AT&T" or whatever carrier you're on's name staring back at you every day from your phone. You know what network you're on, you don...
http://www.webosnation.com/hp-buys-palm
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by Derek Kessler
Aug 24, 2012
Today was an unexpectedly exciting day in the mobile technology space, though we in the webOS Nation were pretty much bystanders as the epic battle of Apple vs. Samsung (Case no. 11-CV-01846-LHK in...
Google thinks poorly of your Pre, routes us back to basic mobile search
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by Derek Kessler
Aug 24, 2012
Here's hoping you like your Google Search results severed up as if you're using a Treo, because for at least the past week if you've been using a webOS smartphone, that's what you...
Enyo Bootcamp hitting the road; framework nightlies now available
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by Derek Kessler
Aug 22, 2012
Following up on the Enyo Hackathon earlier this month at the Palm campus in Sunnyvale, HP's taking the Enyo framework show on the road with one-day Enyo Bootcamp events in Boston on August 28,...
Nikon announces Android-powered Coolpix S800c camera, interest in webOS makes se
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by Derek Kessler
Aug 22, 2012
Ten months ago, a report surfaced that HP was "actively meeting with a number of interested buyers" for their webOS hardware - two months prior HP had cancelled webOS hardware development...
HP posts Q3 2012 fiscal results, brings in $29.7 billion in revenue, loses billi
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by Derek Kessler
Aug 22, 2012
Hewlett-Packard today posted their results for the third quarter of 2012, raking in $29.7 billion in revenue, but still posting a loss of $8.9 billion. That $8.9 billion includes an already...
webOS onTap homebrew Pivot gets a preview, coming later month
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by Derek Kessler
Aug 20, 2012
Back in April the homebrew community stepped up to take on vacancy left by HP's abandonment of the App Catalog magazine, Pivot. It's taken a while to pull together the people and expertise...
One year ago, HP cancelled webOS hardware and everything changed
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by Derek Kessler
Aug 18, 2012
August 17, 2011 was a weird day. The day prior the HP Pre3 became available in the UK with nary an announcement to herald its arrival. The 17th saw the surprise release of the white 64GB TouchPad in...
HP creates Mobility division to handle tablets and such
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by Derek Kessler
Aug 17, 2012
Almost exactly a year after HP announced the cancellation of all webOS hardware development, kicking off a fire sale of the remaining devices and an exodus of high- and low-level talent within the...
webOS Community Edition sees first release as webOS Ports' LunaCE Alpha
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by Derek Kessler
Aug 16, 2012
HP released the webOS 3.0.5 LunaSysMgr component to open source back in late June and worked with webOS homebrew pioneers WebOS Internals to put together the WebOS Ports group to guide development...
HP secures two-letter Armenian url for Gram
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by Derek Kessler
Aug 16, 2012
A good web address is a hard thing to come across. That's a lesson we learned when we were figuring out the identity for this site when we realized that PreCentral just wasn't going to cut...
The "Open webOS on my TouchPad" Contest winner!
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by Derek Kessler
Aug 16, 2012
Well folks, it's all come down to this. After taking hundreds of haiku entries and having the wider webOS Nation community to vote on the finalists, the time has come to reveal the winner. And...
HP unfazed by Microsoft's Surface tablet, have their own Windows 8 plans
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by Derek Kessler
Aug 15, 2012
HP's charging ahead with their Windows 8 tablet plans, and they're not going to let anyone, least of which OS-supplier and OEM competitor Microsoft hold them back. HP's also not letting...
webOS GBU to become quasi-independent company focused user experience and the cl
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by Derek Kessler
Aug 14, 2012
If you've been wondering where HP's webOS Global Business Unit was going under the leadership of HP Chief of Staff Martin Risau, you're not alone. For a while now we've been...
App Giveaway: 50 copies of OrganizeMe!
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by Derek Kessler
Aug 14, 2012
webOS has since the beginning offered help for your organizational needs, what with Memos and Tasks and whatnot, but sometimes - scratch that - often times you need something more robust, more...
The "Open webOS on my TouchPad" Haiku Contest Finalists!
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by Derek Kessler
Aug 10, 2012
Therapy venting More than four hundred entries Finalists; your vote You all rock. With well more than four hundred entries it took us a while to sort through and find the best poems submitted for...
What features do you Open webOS to "borrow" from the competition?
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by Derek Kessler
Aug 09, 2012
This month is supposed to finally bring the release of Open webOS 1.0. And while you won't be able to install it on pretty much anything, let alone your current webOS devices (at least out of...