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By mingolianbeef, Senior Member on 18th February 2012, 07:44 AM
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27th February 2012, 09:52 PM |#11  
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The multitask on webos is awsome, Android multitask has nothing to with that, even the Ice Cream Sandwich multitask is not as goood as the webos one and the notification is also awsome on webos, i miss these on my Galaxy S.
 
 
29th February 2012, 01:43 AM |#12  
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You had to have actually used WebOS for a few days to understand its beauty (I had Pre 1 & 2).

You can toggle radio, Bluetooth, screen, flashlight directly from the pull down menu, which is always available. Frequently used apps (the bottom route odd home screen) can be brought up from any app/screen by dragging your finger up, instead of having to press home, then select (of course, you can do that too).

True multitasking, live background app previews (apps update their screens in the background; notice ICS background apps like music have old screen shots). 2 motions to close current app and choose another open app (ICS needs 5!), 1 sideways swipe to toggle between previous and next apps (2 taps on ICS, and I frequently select the wrong one of the last two),

WebOS internals made finding, installing, and updating hacks & kennels a no brainer (CWM is brain surgery on comparison). The list goes on.

The interface and interaction were just very smooth & efficient. It just seems like everything takes longer to accomplish on Android. I'm pretty happy with my Galaxy Nexus, but a merge of WebOS and Android would be the dream phone OS.
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4th March 2012, 10:47 AM |#13  
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Not worth flashing in my opinion, Android is superior in every way. It's just so far behind.

I can't think of any features of WebOS that Android doesn't already have.

i agree with you , Android is a power !!!

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The multitask on webos is awsome, Android multitask has nothing to with that, even the Ice Cream Sandwich multitask is not as goood as the webos one and the notification is also awsome on webos, i miss these on my Galaxy S.

absolutely with you in this !!
6th March 2012, 02:45 PM |#14  
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You had to have actually used WebOS for a few days to understand its beauty (I had Pre 1 & 2).

You can toggle radio, Bluetooth, screen, flashlight directly from the pull down menu, which is always available. Frequently used apps (the bottom route odd home screen) can be brought up from any app/screen by dragging your finger up, instead of having to press home, then select (of course, you can do that too).

True multitasking, live background app previews (apps update their screens in the background; notice ICS background apps like music have old screen shots). 2 motions to close current app and choose another open app (ICS needs 5!), 1 sideways swipe to toggle between previous and next apps (2 taps on ICS, and I frequently select the wrong one of the last two),

WebOS internals made finding, installing, and updating hacks & kennels a no brainer (CWM is brain surgery on comparison). The list goes on.

The interface and interaction were just very smooth & efficient. It just seems like everything takes longer to accomplish on Android. I'm pretty happy with my Galaxy Nexus, but a merge of WebOS and Android would be the dream phone OS.

+1 I miss hacking my pre on the fly. Want a new Kernal, just pop open internalz, made it so.much easier.

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9th March 2012, 08:51 AM |#15  
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Palm is the grand daddy of the current smartphones IMO. Palm OS was a great OS with amnny apps (favorite was the player that let me open mkv videos).. WebOS is great follow up to it but was overtaken by android. To me webos is a polished easy(I mean real easy OS) to use it feels like something meant for a phone where as android is so complicated in comparison that half the people that have it don't even know its pontential and simply use it as a regulaar phone. Its sad to seea how webos has gone down it would have been an OS any one could usand not need a be a surngent to understand
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Used android for years, rooted, latest roms, etc. Even swapped out radio image files. Got my touchpad after the firewall, and love webOS. As has been pointed out, everything is easier, love the multitasking.

Currently getting ready to triple boot with Ubuntu and Android simply because I need access to some very specific apps. Outside of those apps, I will still be using webOS as my daily. Still a cleaner and faster OS.

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12th March 2012, 01:24 PM |#17  
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I have a Touchpad with cm9 ics and webOS for the original boot. I think webOS is smooth and fast. It's enjoyable to run it after being on android for so long.

Plus android cm9 ics has no front facing camera. So I jump into webOS to use Skype.

Best of both worlds.

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20th March 2012, 11:11 PM |#18  
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android is getting better and better...
I also have a HP TP with CM9 now... the android versions getting better and better with every (nightly) version, but the main performance issues are too heavy. e.g. there is no dual core support, the 3D engine doesnt work at its possibilities and, maybe not as important as the over issues, the camera.

the really good thing on webOS is the awesome multitasking feature! webos also ist veery smooth an fast...very sad that there isnt (yet) a big community workin on it (but soucre seems to be published so..)

i work on both systems. but android is my main system for things like games and facebook. but for HD movies for example i switch to webos
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Meego (what Intel and Nokia were working together) was open sourced and even it is not being developed on. The real problem is that there is no momentum and impact on WebOS, compared to iOS and Android. While it may have good ideas, a lot of the problems in contributing comes from hardware compatibility. The touchpad audience is kinda small, compared to what Android is being targeted at. I imagine porting it to other phone/tablet devices would bring it's own bag of problems, too.
4th April 2012, 12:57 PM |#20  
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Meego (what Intel and Nokia were working together) was open sourced and even it is not being developed on. The real problem is that there is no momentum and impact on WebOS, compared to iOS and Android. While it may have good ideas, a lot of the problems in contributing comes from hardware compatibility. The touchpad audience is kinda small, compared to what Android is being targeted at. I imagine porting it to other phone/tablet devices would bring it's own bag of problems, too.

Meego never had a market. Only two devices were ever released. webOS felt like it had a chance to beat iOS when it first came out, and was a flagship phone for Sprint for a time.

webOS, on the other hand, has a lot of loyal users and developers ready to help deal with any hardware problems when we get started porting. There are a good number of developers hanging over on Sprint with their Pre-'s, or even better, FrankenPre 2's. People who are willing to do that for an OS are the kind that aren't leaving you any time soon.
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I had android awhile back (donut), but budget issues forced me to clamp down on an expensive phone bill...

I moved to a dumb phone and Virgin Mobile's (then) $25 a month plan. The phone was an LG Rumor Touch which was pretty smart for proprietary OS and at least had Opera Mini and Google Maps...

The situation has turned around now and I am back in the market for a smart phone. I looked on-line quite a lot. I like things that aren't the norm. I really love the form factor and design of the Palm Pre 2 and all the things I'd read about webOS (aside from the thrashing HP took in the market place and the flip flop on support). This video review really sold me: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cu6-Udd66Y8

I got a factory unlocked GSM Palm Pre 2 off eBay and have been shopping carriers. I'm going with Straight Talk and their "bring your own phone" policy. My SIM card and $45/30 day unlimited everything fill up will be here tomorrow. When it gets here and I activate, reports are I can expect H+ speeds.

I've been playing with the webOS phone just about a week. The OS is smooth as silk, very intuitive and easy to master. It's very smart. I had the wifi fired up and looked at some stuff on-line. After I turned the wifi off I saw a notice icon - new e-mail. I had NO connection (no cell service, wifi off) and pressed the notification icon thinking it would just allow an acknowledgment and dismiss the notification. To my very pleased surprise I was able to read the entire e-mail even though I was in no way connected to the internet. That's smart and well thought out. I'm pretty sure no other OS does that.

I don't see any bloat in the UI. At 1 GHz the processor never seems to be straining even if I multitask a few things. When you close something - it's closed, NOT lurking in the background sucking up resources. LOLz and it is very satisfying to close things by flicking them off the screen. I'm not overly interested in hosting tons of useless apps - the ones I want/need are being found and tested. It's sort of a relief to be able to read through the app catalog(s) quickly and see what is available rather than have my eyeballs spinning from the endless scrolling lists of "who needs this?" crap.

The UI is easy to understand and customize to your own preferences. I've found working with webOS a pleasure rather than a chore. Trust me, I am persistent and poke away at things and get them to work. Stubborn I guess, and while that is satisfying in a "I conquered it" sort of way it really should not be a struggle for the average user to make their device behave the way they want and webOS hasn't made me feel any struggle yet.

Soon as I have time I'll be installing Preware and broadening the possibilities of the device. I'm really looking forward to it.

Maybe soon I'll love it so much I'll start a search and purchase hunt for a North America compatible Pre 3.

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