Palm's WEBOS was the only true competitor to IOS

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by Black Magic, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. Black Magic, Oct 6, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2012

    macrumors 65816

    Black Magic

    Sep 30, 2012
    I believe IMHO that the only mobile OS that stood toe to toe with IOS was the WEBOS. It was very polished and felt like IOS on steroids. Yea, app support sucked and Palm's marketing was the worst thing ever but the WEBOS had potential. I am surprised that Microsoft or Google didn't make an offer to buy it because that could have leveled the playing field.

    What are your thoughts? :)
  2. MRU
    macrumors demi-god


    Aug 23, 2005
    WebOS is actually very similar to BB playbook OS

    In my honest opinion having had a Pre2 and a Pre3... It wasn't that great a competitor. If anything MeeGo had more going for it than WebOS
  3. macrumors 68040

    Jul 28, 2007
    WebOS hardware could not support the actual software. M
    Yes. I loved the OS. But hardware has not up to par.

    Blackberry QNX is like webos. Hardware better so more fluid.

    RIM is in a transition stage. WebOS has zero support even as open OS.

    True competitor to iOS in terms of elegance is windows phone OS. But even that is lacking apps.
  4. macrumors regular

    Aug 24, 2012
    The only competition to ios is the operating system the user likes more.
  5. rhinosrcool, Oct 6, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2012

    macrumors 65816


    Sep 5, 2009
    Currently, I have an iPhone 4 and a Palm Pixi Plus. The Palm has webos and it is no where near as good as iOS. Yes, the interface looks good, but the functionality is severely lacking. Maybe, if they had more time, it could have been a competitor, but they didn't and it isn't.
  6. macrumors regular

    Sep 29, 2007
    I waited in line when they first released the Palm Pre :)

    I really like the OS as well. It was very advance when compared to other platforms at that time. If they didn't go with Sprint, had a better advertising plan and went with Enyo at the very beginning, I think they would have a chance.

    Great OS, awful management support and execution.

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