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Jimmy McGee · Sep 5, 2014

Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Xperia Z3, New Android Wear Watches Unveiled at IFA, webOS Becomes LuneOS! – XDA Developer TV

Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy Note Edge and Sony announced the Xperia Z3 and the Smartwatch 3! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement of MultiROM being Ported to the Moto E and the Moto G and be sure the check out the article talking about webOS becoming LuneOS. That's not all that's covered in today's...

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Tomek Kondrat · Sep 2, 2014

LuneOS Goes Official and Brings webOS to Android Devices

webOS has had rather turbulent history. Initially developed by Palm, the Linux kernel-based operating system has never found had an easy time making its way to mobile devices. However, and what may come as a surprise to many reading this, development work on the platform is still well underway. There are even working ports for some of popular devices like the Google Nexus 4, Nexus 7 (2012), Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and the long since forgotten HP Touchpad. The project for mobile devices was...

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Ian Stacy · Jan 3, 2013

Untethered webOS Port Arrives on the Nexus 7

The Nexus 7 is Google's flagship 7 inch tablet. It represents both the ideals behind the Android Open Source Project and the commitment to quality hardware we have come to expect from Google's Nexus line of devices. Being on the forefront of the open source realm, it comes as no surprise that the device has seen a tremendous amount of development and modification. The device has seen ports and ROM's of every type, from Ubuntu to Jelly Bean. The latest...

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Jimmy McGee · Oct 5, 2012

Open webOS on Galaxy Nexus, More Windows 7.8 Ports, and Git / FTP for Android – XDA Developer TV

This has been another great week at the XDA Portal. XDA Developer TV Producer Jordan covers all the news you need to know to keep up to date on mobile phone developments. Jordan mentions Gidder, the Git server for Android. Jordan mentions the mobile FTP server. Jordan mentions XDA Developer TV videos for this week including: XDA Developer TV Producer Erica's discussion of mobile device screen technology and XDA Developer TV Producer TK's review of AnyTAG NFC Launcher. In Open...

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jerdog · Oct 4, 2012

Open webOS Galaxy Nexus Port Source Code Now Available

Just a few days ago we told you about Open webOS being ported to the Galaxy Nexus. Now, the WebOS Ports team has released the source code. They have been extremely kind to the open source community, and have provided everything you need in order to build the port for the Galaxy Nexus. With this also comes the ability to port this to other devices as well. While there isn't anything currently in the works on XDA, let's hope that...

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jerdog · Oct 1, 2012

webOS: The Little Mobile OS That Could

Many grew up with The Little Engine That Could, a tale about the power of optimism and hard work. The goal is to spread hope through the metaphor of a little blue engine that defied all odds despite what others say. To keep motivated, the little engine chants, "I think I can; I think I can; I think I can." Open Source: a philosophy, or pragmatic methodology that promotes free redistribution and access to an end product's design and implementation details. From it's beginnings...

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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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liwen · Jan 26, 2012

HP Begins Open Sourcing Of webOS, Releases Enyo 1.0 and 2.0 Source Code

Since HP announced that it would open source webOS, there have been lots of questions on how exactly HP plans to do that, and what such a move could bring. While the future for webOS is still very much up in the air, the process of open sourcing the mobile operating system originally developed by Palm has now begun, with the release of the Enyo 1.0 source code and the introduction of the brand new Enyo 2.0. HP expects to...

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Former Writer · Dec 31, 2011

HP Touchpad Can Now Run Arch Linux

At last glance, people who took advantage of the super awesome clearance sale of the HP Touchpad have the option of keeping WebOS on their tablets or throwing some CyanogenMod goodness on there. Now, Touchpad owners have yet another option for their increasingly versatile tablets and that option is Arch Linux ARM. XDA Member crimsonredmk has released an alpha release of the popular operation system that's HP Touchpad compatible. Being an alpha release, of course, means that there's a few...

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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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Will Verduzco · Dec 9, 2011

HP to Open Source webOS; Development Possibilities Limitless!

*pinch* Yep, you are still alive. And no, we haven't been transported to The Twilight Zone! Less than two weeks ago, HP stated that they were in the process of evaluating the future of webOS. They have now reached a conclusion that is sure to come as a shock to many who expected the mobile OS to be put to pasture. HP has just announced their plan to contribute the source code to the open source community. While even we may...

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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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azrienoch · Oct 13, 2011

HP’s Big Mistake

Rumors are flying about HP and their potential GPL violation by not releasing the source code of the Android kernel sold on three Touchpads so far.  Many of them are speculation, much of it over-hyped, but the fact that we speculate points to how many questions go unanswered and how much interest there is in the matter. A short history for people just tuning in on the issue:  In HP’s Touchpad firesale, three known devices shipped with Android 2.2.  Because...

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egzthunder1 · Aug 30, 2011

HP TouchPad Gets In Gear… Both Cores Overclocked to 1.9 GHz

Amazingly enough, the HP Touchpad seems to be among the best selling pads in the mobile world. If you think about it, getting a dual core pad with 16 GB of storage for about US$100 (about 4 times cheaper than the iPad), would definitely be enough incentive to get it even if you don't need or want it. Because of this move by HP, developers all over the world have their hands on at least one (or are about to),...

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egzthunder1 · Jul 15, 2011

Run Windows 95 On Your Palm Pre Plus

We have seen some truly amazing ports over the past few years here on XDA. Many are done in platforms that are being worked on by hundreds of devs on our site, so help and information is wide and abundant. But what happens when you have an OS like our latest addition (WebOS) where little development happens? The result is that from time to time you end up with shinning beacons of light that bring life back to these seemingly...

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egzthunder1 · Jun 7, 2011

How To Install WebOS 2.1 on Older WebOS Devices

Believe it or not, not everything in our beloved xda forums is about Android or Windows Phone 7. There are other alternatives that people use on a daily basis. One such platform is the very proprietary, very closed WebOS, which was developed by one of the pioneers in the field of pdas, Palm. The rights for all of this were recently purchased by HP, which was a lifeline both for Palm as well as for HP who wa falling behind...

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