Google’s Nexus 7 gets a taste of webOS

December 31, 2012
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Ever since HP killed off webOS only to later make the project open source, we've been seeing it slowly show up for a few of our favorite Android devices. It was ported to the Galaxy Nexus, as well as the NOOK, but today the popular Nexus 7 tablet is getting a taste of webOS -- even if it isn't too functional. Check it out below.

Obviously this is completely a work in progress, and a total hackjob at this point but the Nexus 7 manages to have a few useful working features already. If for some unknown reason you want to ditch Android 4.2 Jelly Bean (maybe just for a day) the webOS port is coming along quite nicely.

While it’s a mostly unstable port at this point in the venture, a few key features appear to be working just fine. Those include the web browser, WiFi, keyboard, brightness, and gesture features. Audio might be a tough one, and the same goes for any sort of hardware acceleration. Here's a quick look of it in the alpha stages:

webOS Nation reports that the developer managed to get all this done in under a week while enjoying a Christmas vacation from college, so we can expect some serious improvements over the coming weeks and months as long as the developers have the time. Obviously this isn't Android, the best mobile OS ever, but it sure is nice to see someone keeping the webOS alive and kicking on awesome tablets like the Nexus 7. I'm sure this isn't the last we've heard of it, so stay tuned.

[via SlashGear]


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