Mine not only works well, I'm looking forward to putting Android on there via the lovely people at Cyanogen Mod.
It'd be nice to think WebOS will keep going, but doesn't seem realistic to me.
HP has pushed out an WebOS update for its TouchPad, a tablet seemingly stuck twixt life and death. According to an HP blogger, the update features "improved performance… better support for the camera [and] improved messaging". HP has "made connectivity with non-HP phones possible", and its WebOS engineers have "touched [up] …
If HP wants any chance of selling WebOS to a company like HTC or whoever, they have to keep up development and make some noise about what they're doing - just keep it alive.
This is a good idea to do, even if they have not decided what exactly to do with it. They probably kept the core of the team working on it and stuck it in the R&D budget for the moment.
Maybe they even did decide on something, like a new tablet with a slide-out keyboard muahaha.
There's enough phones like that people are buying already. A decent keyboard on a tablet might get me to wonder if there could be a point to buying a tablet after all.
It's also a good thing that CEO's don't read blogs which allows the dedicated techies to carry on putting TLC into their creations. I've been there before, it hurts when the boss kills off something that people genuinely like that shows innovation and it's difficult to let it go. Something you think by carrying on making it even better the boss will change their mind.
Definite improvements here and there - performance enhancements and bug fixes in the browser and a few other places. Still a fair bit needing attention, but in general, it's all working pretty well for my needs.
Shame webOS won't really ever get the big upgrades it deserved, but while it is still limping along it's plenty enough for me in both phone and tablet guise.
Having installed cyanogenmod 7.1 I have to wonder why the very confused HP still bothers? Whilst I like the UI and I like the cards, the apps and functionality just are not there. With android I can now access Citrix, RDP to my servers and watch iplayer live. The hardware is good maybe they should bring out a tablet with Android on for Christmas!!!
Installed a few hours back and the only message I got onscreen regarding new features was:
"Makes it snappier" - hard to say since I already Patched the hell out of mine via PreWare to remove the awful logging-induced lag.
"You can now turn off apps by flicking them off the top of the screen in Card View" - huh? That was a basic feature out of hte box.....
So I've no real idea what this update did.
Ran the v3.04 update and now have a warning triangle on the screen. Going to www.palm.com/rom suggests I must have pulled the battery out during the upgrade (I'd have a hell of a job managing that).
Currently going through the recovery process with webos doctor.
If you have any preware installed remove it all first, or proceed with caution.
"If you have any preware installed remove it all first, or proceed with caution."
Ahhh, so were running some 3-rd party, unsupported kernel package and you were stupid enough to trying to apply HP's official update on it and when if failed you are blaming HP...?
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