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WebOS Quick Install 4.5.0 goes open source
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by Derek Kessler
Mar 12, 2013
The founding utility of the webOS homebrew scene has gone open source. WebOS Quick Install was first released by Jason Robitaille back in 2009 and it has served as the backbone for homebrew app...
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...
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...
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...
Canonical reveals their uber-gesturey new Ubuntu smartphone OS
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by Derek Kessler
Jan 02, 2013
Open source! Free! Gestures galore! Today brought a surprise from London with Canonical's newly announced Ubuntu for smartphones. We're not going to be too critical of Ubuntu here, after all...
HP gives half a million bucks for platinum status with the Linux Foundation
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by Derek Kessler
Nov 05, 2012
When you're HP, you've got money to play around with. Sure, you're not making a much money as you used to, but there's still cash sitting around with which you can do things. You can...
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...
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...
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...