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August 2011: I ordered. HP canceled any new webOS hardware. My phone arrived. webOS has many innovative features and has a community capable of developing this open system to even greater heights. I hope to see it continue as an option for the discerning mobile device user.

The Fourth day of webOS-mas – WiFi File Sharing.

WiFi File Sharing
Image: PC by oxygen-icons.org, WiFi File Sharing by BlueRQ

On the fourth day of webOS-mas,
My true love gave to me,
Four WiFi Shares,
Three Touchstone Chargers,
Two printing methods,
And webOS quick install.

WiFi file sharing? Easy: Just start the app! Your device is now a drive on your WiFi network. Connect & Share whatever files you want. Merry Christmas! Thanks Shifty Axel!

The Third Day of webOS-mas – The Touchstone.

Images: letstalktablets.com, fasttech.com, ebay.com
Images: letstalktablets.com, fasttech.com, ebay.com

On the third day of webOS-mas,
My true love gave to me,
Three Touchstone Chargers,
Two printing methods,
And webOS quick install.

Ah! The Touchstone! Wireless charging done right, using magnets to position. Exhibition mode – still somewhat under explored, but perfect to make a slideshow of all your Christmas cards! There is the original phone ‘hockey puck’, the Touchpad version and if you have the money and desire, the unreleased Touchstone 2 with bluetooth & audio line-out that can rarely be found on auction sites.

The Second Day of webOS-mas – Print from your phone

Print wirelessly from your webOS phone.
Image: Printer by Artua.com, Pre 3: Dailytech.com

On the second day of webOS-mas,
My true love gave to me,
Two printing methods,
And webOS quick install.

Just recently revealed, John Steffes showed us how to bring parts of the Touchpad system to a phone, while Masterhit installed the CUPS printing system. It takes some work, but now the gift HP never gave, wireless printing from your phone, has been given twice over! Thanks guys!

Android in a Card (Pre3)

Android on webOS?
Image: Creative Commons

A lot of the buzz this year has been around the Application Compatibility Layer for the Touchpad which enables Android apps to run under webOS. It is hopefully close to official release and there is a possibility that if it is successful, the Pre3 may be its next destination. But until then, let’s say hello to our friends in the Russian Federation – particulary Nikolay Nizov. Would you like Android in a card on your Pre3?

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