Welcome to the community edition of Pivot magazine. Pattyland & Alan Morford have suggested that I re-purpose the webOS status report to provide some content for pivotCE.
The original thread was started because I wanted an overview of what was happening in the world of webOS. It is little more than a list of known webOS related projects & resources. The feedback from the knowledgeable people at webOS Nation lengthened & clarified the list considerably. While the list is hopefully informative, it’s not really a ‘good read’. I thought I would try something a little more ambitious here by attempting to expand items from the list into short articles.
So where to begin? I think I will start with the nearest subject: This magazine, pivotCE. Read on!
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Update: This contest is over! Stay tuned while we pick a winner…
It’s time for Halloween and our first contest here at pivotCE!
The rules are easy: Make something about Halloween and webOS! Take a picture and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org or put it on Twitter with #webOSzombie!
We will put our favorites here on pivotce.com and pick a winner of a $10 Gift Card for Google Play, the biggest source of apps for your TouchPad with ACL for webOS!
Continue reading Contest – Halloween/webOS 2013
Yesterday we heard a rumour from Bloomberg news that Hewlett Packard was seeking buyers for some of its mobile IP, very possibly including the patent portfolio it acquired from Palm Inc.
Of course, this is not the first time HP has attempted to make this sale, but it is suggested that certain restrictive conditions have been removed to make the patents more appealing to buyers.
Quite what this implies for the future of webOS is unclear at this time. There is an Open source version of webOS in the hands of community members and LG continues to develop their TV system. LG in fact would probably be the preferred buyer for all of us as they seem to have some faith in the system and are a significant player in the mobile sphere. There is however, no evidence that they have any interest in developing webOS as a mobile operating system.
If you enjoy predicting the future, speculating on possibilities or prophesying doom, leave your comment below.
The webOS Nation thread is here.
Source: Hewlett-Packard Said to Be Seeking to Sell Mobile Patents – Bloomberg
In the dark about what’s been happening at LG webOS these days? Don’t feel bad. So are we. Although if you stare deep into the very dark tunnel with an unknown length you might see a pinprick of light at the end. The tunnel is LG webOS and the light is the first video displaying the webOS TV Emulator running on Project Ares.
Hit the break for the video. Unfortunately, LG requested the video be removed so it’s currently unavailable. The video DOES still exist though and pivotCE was able to acquire it, however, to avoid potential copyright infringement we will not repost it for view. Read on for a couple of nice screenshots though.
Continue reading UPDATE – LG webOS TV emulator spotted
If you are an HP TouchPad owner, you might have heard of the Android Compatibility Layer (ACL) for webOS, a Kickstarter project from Phoenix International Communications (PIC). The project can be easily explained: run Android apps on the TouchPad without dual-booting to Android.
Two days ago, PIC tweeted that they sent out the preview release to kickstarter backers, giving us (me included) a chance to look at ACL before the general public.
Continue reading Review: ACL™ for webOS Preview 0.6.0-4