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TCL to put Palm back in our hands

by: Gary SimsJanuary 7, 2015
TCL, the parent company of Alcatel Onetouch, has bought the brand rights for Palm from HP. It wants to revive the brand with help from the Palm community.
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Palm might make a return thanks to Alcatel Onetouch

by: Jimmy WestenbergDecember 30, 2014
After what seems like a covert operation, Alcatel Onetouch may have just purchased the Palm brand, logos, and trademarks from HP.
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webOS Ports team launches LuneOS for smartphones and tablets

by: J. Angelo RacomaSeptember 4, 2014
The webOS Ports team has released the first version of LuneOS, which will run on devices like the Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and HP TouchPad.
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HP wants to offer a unique experience in its (Android) smartphone

by: Bogdan PetrovanJuly 1, 2013
An HP executive told the press that the company is working on a smartphone that will bring a new experience to users, when it eventually launches.
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How Wireless Charging Works

by: Shea HarrisMay 22, 2012

If you’re like me, you find having to plug in your phone to charge it quite annoying. After all, we now live in a wireless world. What could be more cumbersome than having your phone plugged into the wall half the day?

Wireless charging isn’t new, for example Palm (R.I.P) and HP made their Touchstone wireless charging system available for their webOS devices. It just hasn’t quite caught yet, but we’ll get into the reason for that later. The good news is that wireless charging looks like it may soon become more main stream, and one sign of this is that the much-anticipated Samsung Galaxy S3 is expected to have a wireless charging option.

Inductive Charging Explained

So, [...]

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Should Samsung or Google Buy webOS?

by: LucianAugust 29, 2011

According to a report from Digitimes, Samsung is considering buying webOS from HP. Some people think that this is because of Google buying Motorola, and while this may be true to some extent, Samsung have been weighing their options for a while now.

They made the Bada OS as a back-up to Android, which is not doing too bad right now, out-selling WP7, but I’m sure they’d like it to be a lot more successful than it is. However, it’s very hard to beat Android’s momentum right now. Even Microsoft is having a hard time doing that with WP7.

And speaking of which, Samsung thought that WP7 would be their real alternative to Android, and even [...]

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Without Android, Would Manufacturers Be Like Apple or Palm, Right Now?

by: LucianAugust 19, 2011

The mobile market experienced an earthquake when Apple launched in 2007. But it wasn’t felt right away. It was an earthquake that was felt gradually, and increasing in strength as time went by. It took a while for the other manufacturers to realize the implications of the touchscreen smartphone. The leaders in the industry, Nokia and RIM, and even Microsoft, did exactly what I would expect industry leaders to do when they get disrupted – they dismissed the iPhone.

They kept dismissing it for years, until they finally realized that the demand for iPhones is not slowing down at all, but keeps rising, and even their loyal customers might soon start to want a [...]

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Going old skool: Graffiti for Android

by: Derek ScottJuly 16, 2010

For those folks out there that can remember using Graffiti on the old Palm OS devices, you will be happy to know Access has now released a version of its classic text input system for Android OS devices.  The download includes the original Graffiti strokes, which allows text input to be done with either a finger or stylus. Not something you would want to use everyday, at least in my opinion, but something that may offer some fun as well as some nostalgia.

Graffiti for Android available now as a free download in the Android Market.  Android Market.

[via Palm InfoCenter]

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Palm webOS UI head joins Google’s Android team

by: Michael OrylMay 27, 2010

In what can only be considered fantastic news for the Android platform, one of the main forces behind Palm’s lovely and easy to use webOS user interface, Matias Duarte, has joined fellow Danger Inc. alum Andy Rubin on Google’s Android development team.  Duarte is now the User Experience Director for Android.

For those of you that don’t keep tabs on what happens in the non-Android world, it’s worth noting that HP recently announced that it was buying Palm.

[via Engadget]

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Palm to drop WebOS and use Android instead?

by: James TromansMarch 24, 2010

Palm Pre with Android

Thanks to Slashdot, there is a rumor floating around that Palm may be dropping their beloved WebOS platform in favor of Android. The leak comes from a Slashdot reader who believes that an internal memo is (or will be) circulated stating the following,

“While Palm is incredibly proud of our engineers who spent timeless work and effort to bring us this advanced operating system, consumers simply have not caught on. To provide a better future for ourselves and our customers, the only logical choice is to transition our hardware and software to the Android platform.”

According to the supposed memo, many of the [...]

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