webOS rises from the ashes (again) as LuneOS: open source operating system for phones and tablets

The operating system that once powered devices like the Palm Pre and the HP TouchPad is getting another crack at life. A group of developers have taken the source code HP released a few years ago and turned it into something new(ish) called LuneOS. While the software is still very much a work in progress, […]

HP TouchPad could eventually run Android apps without leaving webOS (Kickstarter)

HP discontinued the HP TouchPad tablet nearly two years ago — just a few months after launching the 9.7 inch tablet running webOS software. The company also stopped making webOS hardware and started the process of converting webOS to an open source project and eventually selling it to LG for use on televisions. While that […]

Phoenix Devices gets Open webOS to run as an Android app

Since HP released the source code for Open webOS, we’ve seen developers port the operating system to run on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and other devices such as the Asus Transformer Prime tablet. But one day you may be able to run Open webOS on your Android phone or tablet without even rebooting. The folks […]

LG could launch a smart TV powered by Open webOS

Now that HP has released an open source version of the webOS operating system, it’s available for pretty much anyone to mold to fit their needs. So far that’s mostly meant that we’ve seen independent developers port the operating system to run on Android phones and tablets. But Korean electronics giant LG could be planning […]

Now you can install Open webOS alpha on a Samsung Galaxy Nexus

The webOS Ports team has released instructions for installing an alpha build of open webOS on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone. Open webOS is the open source version of HP’s webOS operating system for phones, tablets, and other devices. At this point, the open webOS build for the Galaxy Nexus is slow, buggy, and generally […]

Could webOS live on as an Android app? Phoenix Devices is working on it

Now that HP has released the source code for the open webOS, we’re starting to see developers port the not-quite-abandoned operating system to run on Android devices such as the Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone and Asus Transformer Prime tablet. But just because you want to run webOS doesn’t mean you have to erase all traces […]

WebOS Ports releases early source code for the Galaxy Nexus

Developers have been porting Android to run on webOS devices like the HP TouchPad for ages. So it’s only fair that you can now load webOS on devices built to run Android. HP released the source code for open webOS 1.0 last week, and shortly after that the team at webOS Ports showed an early […]

Open webOS ported to the Asus Transformer Prime (work in progress)

HP released the source code for the Open webOS 1.0 operating system last week. While HP doesn’t have plans to sell any phones, tablets, or other products running the operating system, independent developers have already started porting it to run on existing devices. We’ve seen an early build running on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone. […]