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WebOS makes its way to the ASUS Nexus 7

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus isn’t the only Nexus device that has been found running webOS – we can now add the ASUS Nexus 7 onto the growing list of phones and tablets that are running the once defunct and now open source OS, formerly by owned exclusively by HP. As an alpha build, it’s not very functional right now, but is still pretty cool nonetheless.

Right now, it appears that WiFi, the web browser, the keyboard, brightness controls, and gesture features are all working as they should. Audio and hardware acceleration are a bit wonky, though. Apparently, the developer was able to accomplish this port in under a week while home for Christmas break, so I’m very interested to see what will come of this in the very near future.

Between Android, Chromium OS, and now webOS, Nexus 7 owners certainly have no shortage of choices when it comes to operating systems!

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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.

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4 thoughts on “WebOS makes its way to the ASUS Nexus 7

  • Avatar of Samy Farrow

    Ubuntu too!! I remember reading about that haha

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  • Interesting addition. I can see people looking into this if their 7 is a secondary device, but I wouldn’t trust it for my first tablet.

    Somehow I think that most people who have gotten a 7 this year did so as a good entry-level device, but it’s always great to see devices being supported all around.

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  • Avatar of William Devereux

    It’s nice that you can throw a bunch of different operating systems on the Nexus 7, but I’m not sure I’d go with webOS. ;)

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  • Avatar of Calob Horton

    I’m still trying to find the time to try webOS on my Galaxy Nexus. I know it’s certainly not the best operating system out there, but I had a bit of a thing for it back when Palm was still alive.

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