The Best of the Past: Flip Phones

Most of us outside of Japan live in a world dominated by slab phones. Sure, they're getting easier to tolerate as manufacturers like HTC and Nokia push the boundaries of hardware design. But they don't have hinges for fun folder action, they don't…

By Michael Fisher July 20, 2012, 10:51 am
General OS News

Why People Love(d) webOS

webOS has continued as a relevant platform in the mobile space for so long, not just because of its calamitous, headline-worthy fall from grace, but because so much of its revolutionary roots fuel the most popular mobile devices of today.

By Michael Fisher May 23, 2012, 5:08 pm

Tiny Droid: Installing Android on the HP Veer (Video)

Devotees of the webOS ecosystem learned long ago not to underestimate the power of a motivated homebrew community. It was grassroots efforts like webOS-Internals that unlocked the potential of the platform and earned the respect and endorsement of…

By Michael Fisher May 10, 2012, 9:02 am

Android Hacked To Dual-Boot On Palm Pre

We're a sucker for seeing phones run operating systems they were never intended to, whether that's an HTC HD7 that appears to be running Android, or an HD2 running... well, pretty much anything. The latest device to get the frankenphone treatment is…

By Stephen Schenck April 20, 2011, 8:38 pm
General OS News

Hack Enables Classic Palm OS Emulator on webOS 2.1

When Palm debuted its webOS platform, it enlisted the company MotionApps to develop an emulator named "Classic" that would allow the running of older palmOS applications. With the debut of webOS 2.0, Palm removed Classic's ROM from webOS, which…

By GabePeters March 9, 2011, 3:13 pm
General OS News

WebOS Games Ported onto the Nokia N900

A Nokia N900 has been hacked to run games written specifically for the webOS platform. A video posted on YouTube shows The Sims3 running perfectly on the device. It is not that much of a surprise when you consider the Nokia N900 shares quite a few…

By Legacy October 26, 2010, 4:29 pm
General OS News

Smartphone Throwback: the Wireless Palm Vx (Video)

Palm has seen more than its fair share of metamorphoses throughout the years: from a subsidiary of 3Com, it spun off into its own company, rebranded to PalmOne after selling its operating system to Access, subsequently bought the Palm brand back…

By Evan Blass August 20, 2010, 4:47 am


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