Posts tagged webOS
|Google purchased Android in 2005 for a small, undisclosed amount of money.||In the year 2005 when Google chose to make the Android company as part of its own the outside world of smart phones was overwhelmed by existing giants like iPhone and Microsoft. It was in their acclaimed presence that a noisy inclusion into the market might not have been able to bloom to its fullest. The publicity it would have gained would have involved severe comparisons with tried and tested counterparts. Any lacking on the part of Android would have been severely shunned and may have resulted in the breaking down of the entire launch sequence of it. It was in the light of these thoughts that Android, embedded with, wireless connectivity, social networking service, Google short messaging service, ability to locate the owner’s location and preferences silently made its way through to its present strong position. More >|
An interesting bit of news has come out of Fortune’s Brainstorm conference with HP providing an update on the seemingly dead HP Slate product. In addition to that, webOS 2.0 release date was discussed as well.
Adobe has finally launched Flash 10.1 for the mobile platforms. This release comes two week after the launch of the desktop version of Flash 10.1 . Even though the mobile player has been officially rolled out for Android, majority of the folks won’t be able to use it since it needs Froyo aka Android 2.2 running on their Android based phones, something which is yet to happen.
It seems the tech world just can’t have enough of hacking webOS to run various sort of apps. Recently we informed you about the Fennec for Android ported and running on Palm Pre. Well here is another impressive piece of act from Palm’s webOS phone. The latest hacking effort has resulted in webOS running Open Office.
Here we are with another port story and this time it’s the turn of Mozilla’s Linux based browser. Firefox Mobile for Android has been ported to webOS and all the thank goes to none other than PDK, Palm’s Plugin development kit.
Who wants to play iPhone games on webOS? Do I hear the whole community of Palm users? Anyhow, you can definitely get the iPhone games on your Pre or Pixi handset with some porting effort required from the developers. All this is possible due to webOS’s Plug-in Development Kit (PDK) that will be rolled out in San Francisco in the upcoming week at the Game Developers Conference.
Just now, we informed you about the arrival of a completely revamped Facebook for Palm app. We shared with you the features that it brings. To top that, here is a video courtesy Pre Central, who has shared their hands-on time with the social networking app. Video and related details after the jump.
Just in – Palm has updated its Facebook app. That’s right Facebook for Palm has been completely revamped and is available for all webOS powered devices. The app is available as a free download from the App Catalog. The app brings a useful set of functionalities (wall, inbox, photos etc) except one. All this after the jump.
Yesterday, we informed you about the rollout of Palm’s webOS 1.4. The latest webOS update brings impressive features in the form of Flash support, video capturing and editing capabilities along with a few enhancements for Pre and Pixi handsets. Phonescoop has spent some hands-on time with the latest upgrade and have shared a video communicating their experience. You can see the video after the jump.
As promised, Palm has rolled out the much anticipated webOS 1.4 OTA update for its Pre and Pixi users. As I have said previously, this update does have something to excite the intended audience as it brings the Flash support, video capturing and editing, (demo video after the jump) along with other improvements.