Goodbye WebOS


Six months, thats how long it been since this post on WebOS Connect event in London.

A lot has happened, since then

From Palm being sold to HP, WebOS GBU being spun off – then not, webOS ‘enterprise development environment’   to Leo Apotheker commiting seppuku, to Amazon being rumoured to be the next owner of Palm.

All the while I’ve had a webOS phone in my hand, sadly today I can no longer say that. I’ve made the change from webOS to Android, specifically from a Pre 2 to a Sony Xperia Play.

And its not for the reasons you might think.

In general I don’t need that many apps, in fact my core ‘must have’ number just four:

  • Twitter
  • Web browsing
  • Email
  • Kindle

The sad thing is that the last one isn’t available on webOS phones just yet, although with all devices now supporting Enyo there must be a way to hack it on to the device….

Regardless, the reason I am leaving webOS a smartphone platform for the second time is that oh so familiar feeling of being adrift I had it in late 2009-early 2010 with my original Pre and once again I feel its time to cash out and go exploring elsewhere.

Now I still have my touchpad, as it was such a bargain and I do still hope (perhaps foolishly) that webOS can yet again rise from the ashes but for now I’m off to see if Android is a worthy replacement.

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