Open webOS ported into Nook Color and Samsung Series 7 Slate – video
Within just weeks, developers have been able to port Open webOS to a Galaxy Nexus, and ASUS Transformer Prime, and others also working on making webOS work on top of Android. Let’s have in mind of course, that these are most definitely “alpha”, so you should not expect to see optimized hardware acceleration.
We are offering here two videos on the matter.
One is showing Open webOS operating on a Nook Color, a tablet whose original purpose was to be an e-Reader. This 7-inch tablet was originally running Android, with a heavy UI on top, and powered by an 800MHz TI processor with 512MB of RAM. However, webOS is functioning (though very slowly).
The second video shows how a Samsung Series 7 Slate – a Windows 7 tablet with an Intel Core i3 or i5 processor, and a 11.3-inch screen – is brought to life on Open webOS booted off a USB pen-drive. The results after a protracted boot time are spectacular. Performance would certainly improve more once they get the Slate to boot Open webOS off the internal drive.
As for booting Open webOS off a USB drive, the developer is working on the ability to flash Open webOS on any computer with a USB. The idea is to just stick a flash drive into a computer, boot up Open webOS, and pull the plug when you are done. Surely, this kind of portability may yield some interesting possibilities!