View Poll Results: Would better hardware make you switch to webos 2.0?
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Yes, WebOS is amazing and Evo-like hardware makes me switch
Maybe, but it'd have to be on my carrier first
No, I'm done with WebOS...
If WebOS 2.0 launched with hardware like the Evo would you have switched?
So WebOS 2.0 is launching...on some pretty out-dated hardware. Would better hardware have made a difference?
720p, auto-focus, zoom
better battery life
- 10-19-2010, 05:20 PM #2
I really like WebOS and would seriously consider switching back from my Evo if they brought out some better hardware! Something like the Evo with WebOS would make a tough decision for me (If it were on Sprint). I do not understand why Palm/HP has not realized this? There is a large number of people that like WebOS but cannot stand the hardware that it is on.
- 10-19-2010, 05:43 PM #3
- 10-19-2010, 05:48 PM #4
I would've done this back in Jun when the Evo launched and the Pre 2 should've been due because back then an Android device wasn't on my radar until word of the Evo came out and no new Pre.
So now everything is reversed for me with a new Pre/Webos device not being on my Radar and a Evo 2 is because i'm now comfortable with android/apps and I can't go back to that tiny keyboard and screen that was killing my eyes.
- 10-19-2010, 05:59 PM #6
- 10-20-2010, 08:43 PM #8
A fair amount of it is open source which you can find here Open Source Packages - opensource.palm.com - Palm
- 10-21-2010, 01:16 PM #10
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Oh yes, if the Pre 2 had better hardware there's no doubt I would stay with palm/HP.
I was REALLY disappointed with all the announcements the other day.
Pretty much sealed the deal for me switching to Android this Christmas.
webOS is an amazing OS, but it's still not up to par with other OS's
They're lacking so much. IMO It could be a ton better than what it is now.
- 10-24-2010, 06:53 PM #11
- 10-26-2010, 09:24 PM #13
If WebOS had a screen like the Evo or Epic (in size and resolution), AND had apps like Barcode Scanner, Shazam, Vlingo, etc, and had a better keyboard (physical or virtual), then sure, I'd stick with WebOs....but I'm not so loyal to stick with Palm until they catch up, I'll go with whatever phone is the best phone for me at the time. At this point in time, I think WebOS has a LOT of catching up to do!!! I don't think the Palm Pre2 is going to do it either.
I'm looking at getting an Epic in a few weeks, but in a year when I'm elgible for an upgrade, if Palm has the best phone then, I'll switch back to them.
- 10-27-2010, 02:14 PM #14
- 10-27-2010, 02:20 PM #15
- 10-27-2010, 02:31 PM #16
- 10-27-2010, 02:35 PM #17
I would switch in a heart beat. The email and calendar are amazing on webos but blows on android. Two of the most important things for me on a smartphone. Also seeing exactly what I am doing on multiple apps was a delite. It is a chore to be holding down the home button whenever I need to switch so basicaly I was able to do what I needed much faster on webos. Also I think the web browser on webos rendered pages a lot better. I get a lot of issues in menus on android but they worked perfect on webos.
It is really a shame that their nex deice is another Pre but I think HP will have something more appealing next year.
- 10-27-2010, 02:49 PM #18
- 10-27-2010, 07:05 PM #19
I had a pre for about a week and then switched to Android. That was definitely the right decision. Looking at the new version of webos, it just doesn't do anything for me. The whole stacking of cards has no appeal to me. The customization of Android blows everything else out of the water.
- 10-28-2010, 03:01 AM #20
If webOS had the apps I would switch for sure. Heck I probably woulda stayed if they had the apps. I love the OS. If the rumors are true and they come out with 6 deviced next year and one of them is awesome then I'll have to reevaluate where I'm at smartphone wise.