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Chicago webOS meetup this Sunday

Now I should demote this announcement to the news crumbs section, but I’m going to give the organisers one more chance to send us some pictures, videos, write-ups…whatever!

It’s the latest webOS meetup and it’s happening this Sunday (28th September), 7pm at Moretti’s Ristorante and Pizzeria, Schamburg.

You can at least expect a demo of LuneOS! Maybe someone will load a webOS TV into the back of their car and bring it? As ever, you can bring along your phone & tablet collection and talk about all three types of webOS that now exist while eating pizza. Could there be a better night out?

Find the details and Sign up here or comment on the webOS Nation thread.

The team at pivotCE remind you that if you are planning a meet up, let us know! We are interested in promoting your events (it might even increase attendance!). We are also interested in reports and pictures from webOS events.

LuneOS receives praise from LWN.net

linuxmemeAlright, let’s be honest. If you’re a webOS user in 2014 you have to understand how to use patches, occasionally use webOS Quick Install‘s Linux Commandline, and may have even built your own custom webOS doctor using webOS Internalsmeta-doctor.

The tutorials can be complex for some of the fixes webOS users have to make but a basic understanding of Linux can really help.  Especially since webOS is built upon Linux!  If you already knew that then you might also know about LWN.net.  Essentially, if you want to know anything and everything worth mentioning within the world of Linux then you’ll get yourself over to LWN.net for the news. And the fine folks over there just did a very nice write-up on LuneOS!

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News crumbs straight from the webOS toaster

News Crumbs – 4th September 2014

There’s been a lot of big news in the last week, so time for a quick clean out!

  • Some app updates went through HP’s admin last week. We know there are a couple more in the pipeline. Thanks to all the developers still supporting webOS. Expect reviews soon on pivotCE.
  • Platform game, Orcrest has new levels. See the pivotCE article here.
  • What’s Shaking is a must for earthquake… er fans?
  • Zap Photo Share let’s you share photos and slideshows across the wifi network. Why hand your phone around when you can beam to a bigger screen?
  • Lithium Messenger is an assistant for messaging, posting & tweeting. Expand words, add emoticons, pics, videos, shorten links, even translate! Is there a news crumbs mode? Maybe in the next update.
  • LG posted photos of Dev camp 2014. Owners of webOS TVs eagerly await the results of their efforts.
  • Meanwhile we were concerned to hear that two of the top designers had moved to Pebble. Will this affect the progress of webOS? We hope not.
  • Further disappointment came from This article from Gigaom.com, claiming that all is not well in LG’s Sillicon Valley Lab. Some disputed the fairness on twitter and webOS Nation. Have a read and decide for yourself.

I hope you enjoyed that, I fancy a nice grilled pannini to go with my affogato.

LG webOS on a Nexus 5

LG tests webOS on a Nexus 5

Here is something very interesting. If you are not sure what you are looking at, It’s the code repository of Open-webOS. That’s the code originally released by Hewlett Packard and developed by LG electronics. What it shows is webOS being tested on a Nexus 5.

We’ve already had some excitement with the recent Ports to the Touchpad & Nexus 4 by the webOS-Ports team, but this was submitted by an engineer at LG.

So is this a gift for the team to help with future ports or is it LG’s own project? If LG puts webOS on a Nexus 5 and makes that code available, isn’t that an LG webOS phone? Could this test merely be a prelude to a future project?

We’ll keep you updated on any developments and in the meantime will speculate wildly with the rest of the webOS community.

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