[EITR] Death Of TouchPad (WebOS) And 3 Major OS Left

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  1. YungFrshCrckr

    YungFrshCrckr New Member

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    Ordered three from Barnes and Noble. WebOS, as another user has said, is not dead and has been confirmed to have coverage as well as development continue into the future.
     
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    Thanks for the info. Just bought 1 as well at B&N. :)

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    Very glad so many got the word in time! Congratulations (assuming they don't cancel). I did get a "scheduled to ship" email a bit ago, so far so good.
     
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    Interesting article about WebOS:

    AnandTech - It's Not Qualcomm's Fault: Dispelling TouchPad Myths

    I never used it before. Last year I heard that WebOS just needed better hardware. Well...seeing how HTC Android devices and MS use Snapdragon for WP7 exclusively right now..and the magic they get out of it for Sense UI on Android devices and WP7...it seems this article might be on to something.
     
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    I picked one up from B&N also. Although I won't feel completely comfortable until it ships. I can't imagine it will be long before android is available. Hopefully my order holds...
     
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    removing webOS and installing g bread on this would be a crime.
    better application support and web is would be the perfect tablet os.

    its scary to think the graphics aren't even hardware accelerated yet.
     
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    There is a dev working to port Alien Dalvik to webOS. So Android apps can run on it. Same thing was done to the BB playbook. So there's two routes being taken, I hope both succees :D

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    In my other post, this is more what I was hoping than porting android onto it. slap android market on it and I'll be happy. Just ordered from barnes and noble, hopefully it will go through. I noticed the 32gig was still full price though.

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    Someone else said that too about the 32gb. Odd.

    Yeah I think I'd got for just being able to run Android apps and keep webOS. After a couple days with it I kinda like it.

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    I am and engineering student and I was wondering if there was a way I could put autocad or chemcat onto it and use it that way and not carry around a laptop?
     
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    Ordered a total of 4 over the weekend , all from different retailers. Will have to wait and see if I get any of them. I will be like christmas over the next two weeks.dancedroid I too am looking forward to the android port. But for most things I think the webOS will probably work fine. It seems quite smooth, at least on the demo model at the store.
     
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    WebOS might not be dead from an app PoV, but the OS itself won't be seeing any updates now that HP canned it? I haven't looked too deeply into it, but some reviews I was reading seemed to show the CPU having issues keeping up with the OS (which, similar to what someone else already posted I don't see the dual core snapdragon is having any problems...)