Life in the old HP Touchpad dog yet???

Bought a Touchpad in the firesale all that time ago, now using Cyanongen to run Android on it, but does this mean a new life for the old slate or is this just a waste of time and effort if WebOS remains two years on without any updates??


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JanSt / MOD  Apr. 30, 2013 at 23:36

Well, they aren't the first to promise Android apps on webOS. Don't hold your breath. Unless you can cough up $35,000 when you eventually exhale

mightyforest  May. 1, 2013 at 10:02

i have my hp touchpad dual booting between webos and the droid. ill be honest cant remember last time i booted to webos though

JanSt / MOD  May. 1, 2013 at 10:14

I used to have a soft spot for Palm, and I love their QWERTY keyboards. They messed up the launch of the first Pre massively (from carrier-exclusives a la Apple to shoddy built... and overpriced). Then 2 half-assed updates until the Pre 3 finally became a half decent device, only: much too late. webOS hardly improved from the original Pre to the Pre 3.
Shame. It is far from finished. And I doubt it'll ever be. I like it, but I can see why it failed.
There's a clash between the show-piece easy convenient swipe action and some very convoluted structures deeper down in the UI - menus etc etc... On the other hand, it is very efficient in terms of resources. Pre 3 is, in most situations, not slower than most of today's dual-core phones. But a s*cky browser, and serious app gaps (document reading/editing etc etc) make it all a bit so-so even at a heavily discounted price. RIP


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