Posts tagged with: webOS
  • by | March 7, 2013 4:37 PM

    Let me hit you with some opinion, mobile fans. Let me ask you to consider the following hypothetical. This will require you to use your imagination. You ready? Okay, here goes: Big platforms aren't cool. You know what's cool? New platforms. Yes, I'm generalizing. Yes, I'm paraphrasing The Social Network's faux-Sean Parker to make a point. And no, I don't really think that Android, iOS, and Windows Phone are somehow "uncool." But they are kind of predictable ... right? They're "comfortable." They do what we want them to do (usually) and behave how we expect them to (most of the time). They ...

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  • by | March 6, 2013 7:00 AM

    I woke up one morning last week having spent two short but lovely hours snuggling with sugarplums. I headed downstairs to the computer, fired up the twitters and had a bucket of cold water thrown over my head. Not literally, but it had the same effect. LG Purchases webOS from HP. Um...Lolwut? Remember the context here. This is all happening in the middle of a flurry of other news flying out of Barcelona and suddenly, LG owns webOS? Alrighty. So we took a few more cautious steps forward. Long story short, LG hasn’t bought ALL of webOS. They’ve just bought a little bit of it – people, ...

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  • by | March 5, 2013 7:00 AM

    webOS to me is reminiscent of the Martin Short character in the movie Pure Luck. In that movie, Short plays literally the unluckiest man alive. At one point in the movie, Short is asked to take a seat at a table with dozens of chairs. One of the chairs has been rigged to collapse, and Short is asked to pick any of the dozens of chairs in the room. He naturally picks the broken chair. webOS, from the very infancy of its life, always, ALWAYS, picked the broken chair.  Seriously.  Let's run this down, all chronological like. When it All Began First, before it even existed, webOS caused ...

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  • by | February 27, 2013 7:53 PM

    Technically, the Mobile World Congress may finish-up tomorrow, but with all the big smartphone and tablet events over, we're calling it a wrap. We've had a great time the past several days bringing you news of all the new hardware and software companies came to the event to promote, and as we now begin to recuperate and get back to business as usual, we wanted to take a look back on MWC 2013 and everything it brought us. The week leading up to the MWC was filled with rumors, as we should expect, and while some played out, others fell flat on their faces. LG really got things started early, ...

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  • by | February 26, 2013 2:55 PM

    Call me bitter, but I'm not happy. Anyone who ever had hopes of success for the awesome platform that never was likely has the same sour taste in their mouth. Originally developed by Palm (before it tanked, of course), webOS was easily one of the brightest mobile operating systems to enter the scene in 2009. Its interface was fresh, intuitive and gorgeous. Even the hardware was unique. (Personally, I loved the design of the original Pre, even though the keyboard was awful and the device itself was on the small side.) Fast forward four years and webOS has taken quite a beating. It has since ...

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  • by | February 25, 2013 7:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about all of our MWC 2013 coverage, which includes the newly-launched Galaxy Note 8. Then we move to Samsung's new HomeSync Android device and what it means to Galaxy devices. We later talk about Nokia and their new Lumia devices, which sadly underwhelm. Then it's HP talk, as they've now launched a new HP Slate 7 Android tablet, to the surprise of everyone. We end today's show talking about Samsung's press invites for their Unpacked Galaxy S IV announcement. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Complete MWC Hands-on coverage - Samsung ...

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  • by | February 25, 2013 2:06 PM

    Seeing HP bring its Slate 7 Android tablet to the MWC started stirring up some old memories of the TouchPad in us. The glory days of webOS may be long gone, but many of us here were big fans of the platform, and even if its reincarnation as Open webOS wasn't about to bring us any new smartphones, it was still nice to see the project live on in one form or another. Well, the timing for that reminiscing couldn't have been better, as today news arrives LG is buying webOS from HP, and already has plans to integrate it in consumer electronics. While full details of the deal are still private, ...

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  • by | January 3, 2013 3:26 PM

    Just because it's a new year doesn't mean things are changing with the Pocketnow Weekly podcast. We're still shaking up the host roster on occasion, and we're still squeezing more than 90 minutes of discussion out of the mobile-technology news sector, even in the pit of the post-holiday lull. On our first podcast of 2013, Joe Levi joins us to talk Android amid a sea of pre-CES leaks, but not before we dive into a long and detailed discussion about the new mobile version of Ubuntu - a platform we'll learn how to consistently pronounce someday, but not today. We also touch on Sailfish and ...

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  • by | December 20, 2012 2:30 PM

    On the eve of the Mayan Apocalypse, three men gather to talk strategy, survival ... and smartphones. This week on the Pocketnow Weekly, we discuss what device we'd like at our side for the end of the world, before going for a quick dip in the nostalgia pool with a chat about running new Android software on old devices. After that, we knock around some Samsung Galaxy-family speculation, then dive headlong into a rundown of the merits and drawbacks of the new Samsung ATIV S, before touching on the tablet-smartphone interaction issue. Finally, we wrap it all up with some tablet speculation ...

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  • by | December 19, 2012 11:45 AM

    Last week, we were doing some jawing on the Pocketnow Weekly podcast, debating the merits and pitfalls of the Surface RT. While we've done that on almost every episode of the Weekly since the release of Microsoft's first home-sourced tablet PC, we got more in-depth than usual on last week's episode and I encourage you to check it out. One of the topics we chewed over was that of the Surface RT's actual usability. I remarked that the Surface had so far proven to me more of a novelty than a productivity-enhancer. Despite my feeling that it is indeed a device from the future, I've recently ...

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  • by | November 13, 2012 9:01 AM

    If you're anything like us you probably have Santa on speed-dial this time of the year but since everybody is busy sending him calls and texts you're better off relying on e-mail -- and your client's autocomplete feature which immediately kicks in to fill out his entire e-mail address. But what to ask for with so many great gadgets out this year? To tell you the truth we were happy when Santa contacted us for helping you make up your minds. We've put together a list of devices which you should consider this holiday season. Before you check it: it's not a list of the best devices out there ...

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  • by | October 3, 2012 3:22 PM

    When you're coming down off a few weeks of huge news, there's a lot to sift through. On this episode of the Pocketnow Weekly, that's exactly what we're doing. Join Michael Fisher, Brandon Miniman, and -a first for the podcast- Chief News Editor Stephen Schenck for in-depth discussion on Apple's continuing iPhone 5 and iOS6 successes and failures, the latest in the annoyingly-named "mapplegate," HTC's new One X+ and One VX, speculation on the next Nexus, Nokia's terrifying new commercial aimed at the iPhone, and even a touch of webOS news. We changed up the order a bit this week, everyone, ...

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  • by | October 2, 2012 3:39 PM

    HP did something pretty cool the other day: it delivered on a promise it made to webOS customers. I already mentioned, in yesterday's article about HP's Windows Phone destiny, why that alone is a newsworthy event. From casual customers to the top champions of the platform, webOS users were given one of the biggest raw deals in tech history when HP terminated all webOS development little more than a month after the release of its flagship product, in the midst of one of the strangest corporate shake-ups ever. HP still hasn't fully recovered from the accompanying (aborted) attempt to ...

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  • by | October 1, 2012 10:27 AM

    Capping off a long stretch of misery and broken promises to devotees of its failed operating system, HP finally did right by webOS fans last week when it delivered Open webOS, the open-source version of the Palm-developed platform, just before its end-of-September deadline. Of course, it's not a mobile-friendly build that users can install on the TouchPads or Pre3s they might still have lying around; instead, it's a raw OS much in need of refinement before it can be made to work on a tablet or a smartphone. All that aside, it has in fact been delivered. That on-time delivery marks one of ...

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  • by | September 17, 2012 2:34 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we discuss some of the earliest rumors of the Galaxy Nexus II, which would be the Samsung i9260. Then we talk about Apple's recent statement regarding the iPhone 5 pre-order sales along with AT&T's remarks on the launch. Then we go through some of the probable Windows Phone 8 features coming soon. HTC also made the news as we talk about the HTC Droid Incredible X sporting a 1080p screen and coming soon to Verizon. We end today's show talking about HP's possible comeback to mobile with a smartphone. All this and more after the break.

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