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by Derek Kessler Sun, 25 Nov 2012 4:06 pm EST

Mini-cards coming to Open webOS Galaxy Nexus portStarting with webOS 2.0, we lost something near and dear to our multitasking hearts: the mini card view. With the addition of card stacks in webOS 2.0, Palm made the decision to drop the easy-rearranging miniature cards to enable the stacking of cards. The slowed things down a bit when it comes to moving your cards around, but that's how it has to go sometimes.

Or so we thought. webOS 3.0 carried over the same card stacks, and they're also present in Open webOS. But when HP decided to open source part of webOS 3.0.5 as the webOS Community Edition, it didn't take long for the WebOS Ports crew working on the homebrew LunaCE enhancements to re-implement mini-cards in conjunction with card stacks.

Seeing as Open webOS is more or less an open source version of webOS 3.0.5, it shouldn't come as a surprise that tweaks and enhancements from LunaCE are making their way into WebOS Port's process of porting Open webOS onto the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Such as… mini cards! As posted onto the Twitters by WebOS Ports's Josh Palmer (known 'round these parts as ShiftyAxel), cards in the Galaxy Nexus port can now get their tiny on. So, fear not, they're not just porting Open webOS over and making it look pretty - improvements are happening too.

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Around the first of the year, I'm gonna pick up a Sprint GNex of my own, but I'll be holding off installing anything until it run untethered.

AWESOME JOB, GUYS!!!

Wont work on Sprint. Gsm only

If you want to play with webOS on other devices, you will need to ditch Sprint (CDMA) and get on a GSM service.

Stacks plus minicards would be awesome. What I would like to see is to be able to choose where new cards open, one would always know always know where the newest one is. To the left of everything would be my choice.

In webOS 1.x cards always opened to the far right. Then somewhere in 2.x it changed to have a card open to the right of the card displayed. So I don't think that would be a difficult request to fill. But I'm no programmer so I'm only guessing.

Yep, I remember that, opening to the right. The way it is now depending on whats on the screen when a new card is opened it causes dis-order in my mind. It was a step backwards in my opinion.

My work around is to always push everything to the right before I open a new one, at least that makes it second

Cool cool. Stacked cards are neat and all, but on a phone (my Pre3, to be specific), I think that mini-cards provide better UI and utility. Besides, sometimes its just quicker to see what open applications you have (via mini-cards) even if you do have the screen real estate.

so I got to ask any updates to the port being able to run unteathered or if any work to getting the radios up and running. I'm very excited and would love to make the jump to some new HW since our beloved HP has done nothing with the best mobile OS ever.

so I got to ask any updates to the port being able to run unteathered or if any work to getting the radios up and running. I'm very excited and would love to make the jump to some new HW since our beloved HP has done nothing with the best mobile OS ever.

I love this wallpaper.