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venom600

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NICE! I loved WebOS so much. It was so far ahead of iOS and Android at the time in a lot of ways. I wish they could have made it work as a third major OS. I still have my HP Touchpad tablet from back then.
 
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Swampbaby985

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NICE! I loved WebOS so much. It was so far ahead of iOS and Android at the time in a lot of ways. I wish they could have made it work as a third major OS. I still have my HP Touchpad tablet from back then.
I still have my HP TouchPad as well. Unfortunately it won't power on. Oh and I also have the AT&T 4G LTE version of the TouchPad that was never officially released. I REALLY loved webOS from the get to. Till this day I still cry for the loss of webOS HP really screwed the pooch when they pulled the plug on webOS.
 
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AustinIllini

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WebOS was sweet. You knew it was going to suffer when iPhone launched and Android took over huge market share by 2009-2010, but it definitely had some great design cues.
 

venom600

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WebOS also didn't have a really sustainable app development structure. All of the apps were basically just webapps wrapped in a container, so the sorts of things you can do on an iPhone or Android would never work.

What I would have liked to see happen is HP leverage the fact that Android and WebOS were linux and port the interface over to Android with the WebOS interface and create their own fork, sort of like Amazon did with the Fire tablets. They'd have had access to the app ecosystem and been able to create unique devices while attracting guys like me away from iOS. BlackBerry went that route but it was several years too late by that point.
 
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