Open WebOS Ported To The Nexus 7

Open WebOS Ported To The Nexus 7

WebOS never really met with the success it deserved. While Palm’s handsets¬†consistently¬†failed to provide a decent webOS experience, HP killed the mobile OS soon after it acquired Palm. The company did, however, open-source the OS as “Open webOS” for the developer community to tinker with it.

Due to this, “Open WebOS” has been ported to some devices including the Galaxy Nexus albeit in barely working condition. Today, joining that list is the $199 tablet from Google and Asus — the Nexus 7.

Below is a video of the Open WebOS in action on the Nexus 7 -:

It took the developer – Simon – around a week to port Open WebOS to the Nexus 7. Most of the work has been borrowed heavily from the Galaxy Nexus port, which made his job slightly easier. The port is by no means complete with the web browser and Wi-Fi being the only features that barely work. There is also a slight UI lag here and there, but this is a given considering the port is still in alpha stages.

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