The tech press was a little wrong-footed today by a surprise announcement from Palm or specifically, the brand’s new owners, TCL (Alcatel).
You’ve announced the end of webOS cloud services and I couldn’t be happier.
It is said that a watched pot never boils, but will a webOS toaster send a pop-up toaster alert to a webOS watch when the toast is ready? Only time will tell…
- Enyo 2.5.1 was released on the 11th of December and has just had an incremental release to 188.8.131.52.
- We have another Chicago meet up on the 11th, 7pm at Moretti’s in Schaumburg. (Note: That’s THIS SUNDAY, not the 15th – which was previously posted in error). New faces are welcome.
- TCL / Alcatel relaunched the Palm brand at CES. The prior speculation in the tech press was a result of this detective work by webOS Nation forum member, ederic, who is now writing for pivotCE too!
- There is some background on the webOS watch excitement from The Wall Street Journal. It seems the plan is to slowly build the eco-system. After the webOS watch, the software on home appliances (toaster?!) is also a possibility. Sadly LG seems to believe that on phones, “everyone expects Android”, so there may be a long wait for that product.
- More Smart Watch news! Metaview has added Pebble compatibility to this app. Give it a try with your Pebble watch.
- Following the death of Josh Chambers (aka OldSkoolVWLover), forum member eblade attended the memorial event and posted this account and photograph.
Whatever you use to measure time, make the most of yours in 2015 with our best wishes for the New Year.
Main image: From left: Sara, Chad, Keith and Marc. (Not pictured – George)
Here is a report from George Mari:
“Just for some background, we have been having our Chicago WebOS Meetup at the same local restaurant, Moretti’s in Schaumburg, IL, every 6 to 8 weeks, since August of 2011. Well, OK, some of the Meetups have been at other restaurants, but the vast majority have been here. I don’t remember what our record attendance was in the past, but I’ve been at several meetups where we’ve had at least 12 people. More recently the numbers have been down to about 4 or 6.
We usually order some food and drinks, and just talk about what’s been going on in the world of webOS, which sometimes in the past, was way too much to fit into one night of discussion!
Continue reading Chicago WebOS Meetup September 28th, 2014
2010 was a special year for webOS. It would mark the release of the Pre and Pixi Plus, alongside something special. That something special, would be the Pre successor and the very last smartphone to ever be released, under the “Palm” branding.
The Pre 2, code named “Roadrunner” first appeared in August of 2010, as a rumor but launched in November as a unlocked developer device in the U.S. and finally an actual carrier launch on Verizon in February of 2011.
Continue reading The Pre 2 & HP Veer in 2014