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]

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. Nexus 7 pretty please.

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

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

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

  3. The Galaxy Nexus also got a port…

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

  5. 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.

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