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Former Writer · Sep 1, 2012

HP Delivers Promise, Releases Open webOS Project

Many, many months ago, we brought you news that HP took a good hard look at webOS, and decided that the only plausible direction to take it in was to make it open source. We may never say this again, but good call HP. Considering that most media outlets openly speculated about when webOS would be taken out of its misery, making it open source could very well be its last chance at being relevant. Well, the long wait is...

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Ian Stacy · Feb 13, 2012

HP’s webOS Spotted Running on an EVO 3D; Open Sourcing Effort May Pay Off

Since HP announced the release of the webOS source code, the recently abandoned operating system has grown a rather loyal following. Progress has been made in homebrew development and in custom builds for webOS native devices. Many forum members have been clamoring for a port of webOS to Android devices for several months now. Initial ports were expected to appear for the Motorola Droid or its GSM counterpart, the Milestone, since the devices share the same OMAP3 3430 processor with the...

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Former Writer · Dec 21, 2011

Fruit Cake Maker Turns Your Motorola Triumph Into a ROM Factory

Most of the new development on XDA is in the genre of kernels and ROMs but every now and then a gem like this falls into our lap. Everyone meet Fruit Cake Maker. XDA user samcripp has released a tool that will, as he puts it: allow the user to create a picture perfect .img from your boot and system partition. It will then create an update.zip from it...a self contain ROM, already ready for installation, already inside an update.zip....

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liwen · Dec 10, 2011

Editorial: What Does the Future Hold for WebOS?

Since HP announced yesterday that it would contribute WebOS to the open source community, there's been a lot of uncertainty as to its future. Of course, it's nice to have another open source platform, and yes, WebOS hasn't been killed off, so that's the good news; what this means for the platform, developers, and, ultimately, consumers, however, is another question altogether. Just making WebOS open source doesn't necessarily stop it from fading into irrelevance. First and foremost, this move is...

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Russell Holly · Dec 9, 2011

HP TouchPad Firesale Part Deux?

It really was a shame that it was already too late for WebOS when the HP Touchpad came out. It had quality hardware, and has proven that it can survive being poked and prodded by hackers and modders of every skill level. In  many ways, the $99 firesale that happened when HP decided to dump their stock of the TouchPad was the best possible thing for it. Not only did it get the device into  the hands of people who...

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Russell Holly · Dec 1, 2011

Is WebOS Only Mostly Dead? We’ll Find Out in Two Weeks

There isn't a sadder story in the mobile world than that of WebOS. It had such potential as a platform. Multitasking was pretty good, the modders and hackers really took a liking to how much you could play with it, and it really seemed like it had a pretty bright future ahead of it. Unfortunately, it suffered from a sever case of really awful hardware. With the exception of the Touchpad (which has a forum on XDA), which was sadly...

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