webOS 2.0 will be released to "all devices" in coming months (Update: Video online) 98
We just heard a confirmation from Palm's Josh Marinacci that HP / Palm intends to get webOS 2.0 on all existing webOS devices in "the coming months." That timeline is still vaguer that we'd like, but we're glad to get solid word that none of the current webOS devices will get left out in the cold - or at least they won't as far as HP / Palm is concerned. You never know what carrier hijinks / delays / restrictions could get in the way (and carrier love for webOS seems like it's at an all-time low).
Looking to develop apps with webOS 2.0 features? Get in the Early Access Program, because the webOS 2.0 SDK is still under a Non-Disclosure Agreement and not publicly available despite the fact that webOS 2.0 devices (that'd be the Palm Pre 2) are shipping right now. The SDK should go out of beta and be available to the general public when HP starts sending out those OTA updates to existing phones. In the meantime, we'll just have to wait and see what cool stuff developers are making for webOS 2.0 - until that SDK is out of NDA (OMG), we can't know what Just Type, Synergy, and Exhibition-compatible apps are coming.
Anyhow, kudos to HP / Palm for committing to a stable, non-fragmented platform across all their devices - from the lowly Sprint Pixi to the beefy unlocked Pre 2 - by bringing webOS 2.0 ..."in the coming months."
Update: Palm / HP has already posted the video of Marinacci's speech online, check it out after the break!