webOS goes open source

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Dec 9, 2011

webOS goes open source by Mbmax at 11:26 PM (1,073 Views / 0 Likes) 9 replies

  1. Mbmax
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    Read more : http://www.theverge....n-source-future

    Posted from my HP Touchpad under webOS. :P
     
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    Apparently HP will still be taking an active role in development to try and prevent the huge fragmentation that occurred with Android happening to Web OS as well. If they are successful in that aim, this could be great. And it could definitely be very good for those that managed to get TouchPads in the fire sale.
     
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    Indeed. Even if we can install android on the hp touchpad, i'm still loving the webOS.
    Hope this move will bring some nice development in the future.

    Github opened ! https://github.com/hpwebos
     
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    Very interesting. I'd be interested in a fork of Android and WebOS to get the best of both.

    Though due to my lack of experience with WebOS, I'm not sure what would come out.
     
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    I own both HP touchpad and HP Pre 3. I still don't know why HP dropped so quickly their product.
    It's not like the HP touchpad is a bad hardware, it's just an awesome tablet !

    Can't wait to see webOS improved. It's really a great OS. B-)

    BTW : http://www.itproport...d-tablets-ebay/

    More touchpad coming ... :)
     
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    Um what. Wasn't it always open source? From what I knew, it was built using all open source materials, easily accessible with a switch into developer mode.
     
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    No it wasn't. It was Linux based, and there was a developer mode, but the majority of the OS was closed source up until now.

    I wonder if it'd be possible to port Dalvik into the OS (i.e. add support for Android apps directly into Web OS). That'd be pretty cool. If only I had a TouchPad :P
     
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    Shoot, that's way better than my idea. :D
     
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    Palmdroid was more a dream than a project, but maybe it could revive after the webOS sources get released.

    http://forum.xda-dev...9&postcount=168
     
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