Jon Rubinstein, the Father of WebOS, Leaves HP

by Joe Fedewa on January 27th, 2012 No Comments

It’s a sad day for the WebOS family. Former CEO of Palm, Jon Rubinstein, has left HP. In 2007 Jon joined Palm and led development for WebOS and the Palm Pre. In 2009 he bacame CEO of Palm, shortly after the release of the Pre. Just a short time ago HP purchased Palm and Jon […]

HP Announces More Details for Open WebOS 1.0

by Joe Fedewa on January 25th, 2012 No Comments

You didn’t think HP forgot about WebOS did you? Okay maybe you did, but they are back with announcements today to remind you that they haven’t. HP is changing a few things to make it easier to open source WebOS. The biggest of those changes is switching to a Linux kernel instead of using their […]

HP Wanted $1.2 Billion for WebOS, Also Unicorns and Atlantis

by Joe Fedewa on December 29th, 2011 No Comments

It’s common sense that once you buy something it immediately goes down in value. In the fact the moment you drive a brand new car off the lot it’s value plummets. Apparently no one told HP this is how things work. A report from VentrueBeat says HP wanted to recoup their purchase cost for WebOS, which by the […]

How to get AT&T HSPA+ on your Pre 3

by Joe Fedewa on December 28th, 2011 No Comments

The Pre 3 is the unicorn of the smartphone world. It was shown off by HP with much fanfare, but then never actually came to market in the U.S. It’s a shame, too, because the Pre 3 is what the Pre should have been all along. Well if you’ve managed to get your hands on […]

WebOS Hacked onto a HTC Evo 3D

by Joe Fedewa on December 13th, 2011 No Comments

Well here’s something you probably thought you would never see. It seems someone has semi-successfully hacked WebOS onto a Evo 3D. The person responsible for this feat is actually WebOS internals developer Ryan Hope. Judging by the pictures it looks like his “proof of concept” is up and working. It’s hard to tell without a […]

HP open sourcing WebOS, Done With Phones, May Build Tablets

by Joe Fedewa on December 12th, 2011 1 Comments

HP has thought long and hard about the future of WebOS. After months of debate Meg Whitman and company have finally decided on a solution. That solution is open source. HP has announced that they will be open sourcing WebOS, and they plan on being an “active participant and investor in the project.” This is […]

Flash, Video Recording, Performance Improvements Coming To WebOS 1.4 in February

by on January 7th, 2010 3 Comments

Some much needed improvements are coming to WebOS in the very near future in the form of WebOS 1.4. Come February, those upgrading to WebOS 1.4 will enjoy the delight of Flash 10.1 pre-installed and the ability to video record. Palm is promising other improvements ranging from more efficient processing power and battery life improvements […]

AT&T Announces Two WebOS Devices For First Half Of 2010

by on January 6th, 2010 No Comments

When you’re not a developer and you think of the keynote speech at a Developer Conference you only think of one word: booooring. But that was not the case at AT&T’s Developer conference, at least if you’re a WebOS fan, since Ralph De La Vega announced the carrier would be launching TWO WebOS devices in […]

WebOS OTA Now Available For Download On Sprint Pre/Pixi

by on January 5th, 2010 No Comments

Owners of the Sprint Palm Pre and Palm Pixi have a nice firmward update awaiting them. Palm published the news today, announcing the sole but virtuous purpose of the update is to fix a Microsoft Exchange bug that has been causing turmoil for calendar users. More specifically: This release fixes an issue in which the […]

Android Crushes WebOS In 3-Month Mindshare Surge

by on January 4th, 2010 No Comments

Uhoh… this isn’t good. For quite awhile, WebOS had more momentum than any mobile OS, including Android. Now it appears that WebOS is stalling and Android is furiously racing, surpassing WebOS and every other mobile OS except for iPhone when it comes to mindshare. Just, wow. Palm has a chance to regain momentum for WebOS […]