Hey! Got a Pebble smart watch? Or more specifically a Pebble (1st Gen) or a Pebble Steel? I’ve got a sweet you-might-have-missed-it tutorial for you! Grab your favorite webOS 2.x phone and your smartwatch and keep reading!
The toaster’s been back in action, so let’s shake out some fresh crumbs:
- A good spot from the forums: 5 part history of Palm from low end mac
- We know the old story: The flops, near misses and glorious failures in the race to be the best smartphone OS | TechRadar
- Ex-webOS developer, Andrew Rich joins Slack (and gets a half-marathon personal best!): Good News Comes In Threes – Medium. The third thing is of course a mention on pivotCE! 😉
- Google working on unified Fuchsia operating system. It involves ex-webOS people & a ‘mojo’ application framework… Other links: 1, 2, 3
- LG wins ‘Best High-end TV for the 5th year running and also ‘Best Smart TV’ at the EISA awards: Home Theatre Display & Video Awards 2016-2017 | EISA – The European Imaging and Sound Association
I need to butter these hot scones. See you next time!
Those were a quick 2 months! As you know during summer things always slow down a bit due to people taking holidays. Some of our devs had some well deserved time off as well, but others kept working hard on bringing bug fixes, improvements & new features to the OS! We’re very pleased to present you our latest monthly stable release, Café Touba or “Touba” for short.
LuneOS may be the future for webOS as a mobile operating system, but as we wait for it to reach beta status, we can still indulge in some wistful sighs as we wonder, “what might have been..?”
Here’s an old HP promotional video. HP Slate? With webOS?
The HP Slate was first released in 2010. This was actually after the acquisition of Palm that same year, though obviously the Slate had been in development for a while. Originally intended as a consumer device, HP’s first tablet was released to the business market running windows 7. The consumer tablet running webOS would become the TouchPad.
Recognising and adjusting to different Touchstones? That never happened (though it’s a functionality that could be built when your phone can connect to a charger via Bluetooth)! HP still has a tablet range under the label, ‘Slate’, so it’s possible this video was predicting a ‘webOS everywhere’ future. But it’s a safer bet this video dates from the early days of the Palm purchase when decisions about hardware and markets had yet to be finalised.
Enjoy and comment here.
UPDATE: They’re back! That was fast!
And we're back. Thanks so much for the patience. The admin has been fed and we have new members for Ports! Thanks all!
— webOS Ports (@webosports) July 27, 2016
If you’ve been incessantly hitting refresh on your web browser trying to get webos-ports.org and/or webos-internals.org to load, you’re not alone. Unfortunately, they may not come back online any time soon.