Android Multitasking Is (Still) A Half-Baked Ripoff

The hobbled nature and halfhearted implementation of Android's card-based multitasking severely impairs the usefulness of what could be -and, in another life, what was- a compelling, awesome feature.

By Michael Fisher July 16, 2012, 6:47 pm

Where We’re Coming From: Michael Fisher’s Device History

How I feel about a new smartphone is shaped by every device I've ever owned. My experiences over the past eight years affect my perception of new devices. You come here, in part, to read our impressions of these new phones. Some of you weigh these…

By Michael Fisher June 15, 2012, 11:14 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

Notification LEDs Are A Dead Art

We've talked before about notifications being the essence of a mobile device. Half the reason for the existence of cellphones -and to a lesser extent, tablets- is to inform you of incoming comm traffic. To that end, mobile devices are fitted with a…

By Michael Fisher April 19, 2012, 3:02 pm

Survey: People Want Thin Devices With 4.0-4.5-Inch Displays

Apple and some others might disagree but you really can't ignore the voice of the market! It sure looks like people want their smartphones to be as thin as possible with a screen size many would call "relatively large" or "beyond their sweet-spot"…

By Anton D. Nagy March 15, 2012, 7:00 am
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How Would HP Implement webOS Video Calls?

The upcoming HP Pre 3 will feature a front-facing camera when it finally arrives this summer (hitting Europe in late June), bringing with it the opportunity to place some video calls with webOS. HP's a bit late to the game on that one, but it could…

By Stephen Schenck May 27, 2011, 1:09 pm

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

How to Read eBooks on Your Smartphone

An eBook, or an Electronic Book, is a digital publication containing text, images or both readable on computers or digital devices. In the last couple of years, eBooks got more and more popular as our lives get busier by the second. Finding time to…

By Anton D. Nagy November 28, 2010, 5:53 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


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