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Posted Feb 17, 2012 0:10 UTC (Fri) by aleXXX (subscriber, #2742)
Posted Feb 17, 2012 0:15 UTC (Fri) by pabs (subscriber, #43278)
Posted Feb 17, 2012 1:54 UTC (Fri) by jmalcolm (guest, #8876)
Enough people seem to like WebOS that there is certainly no reason why something should not come of it. It would be somewhat surprising though if it challenged Android or iOS in any serious way.
Posted Feb 25, 2012 8:28 UTC (Sat) by speedster1 (subscriber, #8143)
WebOS has fairly little in common with Meego, aside from both being embedded linux offerings.
1) WebOS has a very strong community project which has long had a good relationship with Palm and then HP engineers. It will not be an insular project with most of the work and decisions being done by the paid engineers, but rather a real joint effort between the community and paid engineers.
2) WebOS is a stable product shipping for many years without a habit of frustrating developers by controversial shifts in technology.
3) WebOS already has a very polished UI that both Linux users and non-Linux users find appealing.
A fellow gentoo developer at work decided my WebOS tablet was cooler than his android tablet and had to go acquire one.
At SCALE, I was hanging around the WebOS Internals booth when they were introducing an HP Touchpad door-prize to its proud new owner. She labeled herself as a non-geek, and was very pleased at how easy it was to learn -- compared favorably to an ipad she had played around with.
A friend's 9-year old loves a WebOS phone and wants a WebOS tablet to go with it (but has to settle for borrowing dad's). His mom is a Mac user who also loves her WebOS phone.
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