Open webOS port finds its way to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus was always intended to be a prime developing platform for the Android operating system, but who would have guessed that Palm’s webOS (by way of HP) would find new life on the handset? After open sourcing the operating system (and subsequently changing its name to Open webOS), the platform has been finding a home on several Android devices, including the ASUS Transformer Prime. Now a version is available for the Ice Cream Sandwich flagship Galaxy Nexus.

Installing the build isn’t necessarily an easy task, and can only be accomplished after compiling code available via XDA forums. Otherwise, we’re sure there is still plenty of work to be done to get the build working up to snuff. Is this sounds like sort of high-level tinkering for you, head over to the source below. If not, it’s still a rather intriguing project to keep an eye on.

[XDA via DroidLife]

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  • ari_free

    Because we can.

  • Robert Manser

    WebOS WAS LAG FREE AND PERSONALLY A GREAT OS.

  • Michael Thompson

    I admire the hard work and dedication the Open WebOS folks are putting into it.
    If there was a port for any of my devices I’d definitely give it a go.

  • Michael Thompson

    Look, the ones to blame for any failure of this OS are the schmucks that ran the train wreck formerly known as Palm. I swear that company had a culture of “screw one important thing up” for every thing that they did past, like the Palm III.

    It DOES appear to be a great OS, and seems to be a very good open option for folks with the right hardware.
    I don’t normally use open source OSs, but if I did I’d use this one.
    Stay open my friends.
    ;)