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ASUS Transformer Prime gets port of Open WebOS

Although WebOS seems to be a mobile operating system on life support, it’s no surprise there is still some interest. It is a very good operating system, and had Palm and HP not dropped the ball on the Pre series and the TouchPad respectively it could have seriously challenged the market as a premier operating system.

Despite all that, developers are still making it accessible through Open WebOS, a development effort that will keep the operating system ticking on modern devices. The only problem with WebOS in general is still its lack of developer support, and with a very limited userbase to target that problem won’t be eradicated anytime soon.

A new device is being supported as the ASUS Transformer Prime has gotten its very own port of Open WebOS. As exciting a development as it is we have to let that excitement die down for just a bit.

The port is not yet ready for consumption by the general public, and to avoid being blamed for WW3 Steven Troughton, the main developer responsible for the port, will not release it at this time. It’s coming, though, and you should do yourself a favor by following this Twitter account for news on its arrival. [via WebOS Nation]

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1359390083 Sodiq Awokoya

    Nexus 7 pretty please.

  • master94

    Why the downgrade? JK, that would be installing ios onto this

    • http://mitchs.co Mitch Samuels

      Have you ever used WebOS? If it had the Apps Android has, I would like it much better.

      • master94

        Read my comment carefully and you will see, I said just kidding. The only OS that would be a downgrade would be ios

  • bmg314

    The Galaxy Nexus also got a port…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gideon-Waxfarb/100002251671344 Gideon Waxfarb

    So if it goes on the Prime, it should be pretty trivial to port it over to the Infinity, right?

  • http://jamesriter.com/ James

    I love Android and all, but webOS could of been 100% better than Android.

    How I wish HP did a better job at promoting it.