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WebOS 2.0 screenshots leak

WebOS 2.0 screenshots leak

Palm's WebOS 2.0 appears to bring cloud integration, if the screenshots are real.

Screenshots allegedly from a beta release of HP and Palm's upcoming WebOS 2.0 have leaked out onto the Net, and they reveal some features that will come as a delight to fans of the platform.

Captured by Engadget, the screenshots reveal that users will have integration with cloud-based services such as Google Docs, Dropbox, and Box directly within the operating system - although the presence of Apple's MobileMe in the list of available services is cause for confusion.

Another enhancement due in WebOS 2.0 is the addition of a default applications selection, allowing users to chop and change which apps are launched as a result of clicking web links, email and street addresses, as well as for certain types of files.

Built-in support for corporate VPN systems, including IPSEC-protected VPNC connections and Cisco's AnyConnect service, looks to have made it in to WebOS 2.0, while the previously announced JustType searching system appears on the desktop and allows combined searching of local and web-based content.

Social networking certainly isn't forgotten, with the platform supporting native integration with sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn, along with photo-sharing services including Photobucket.

One thing that's clearly missing from the bevy of screenshots is tablet support: all the images are of a resolution and aspect ratio expected of a smartphone, suggesting they come from a Palm handset rather than the upcoming HP Slate. Whether the Slate's large-display edition of WebOS will differ greatly from the images we've seen so far remains to be seen.

Are you pleased to see HP and Palm continuing to improve WebOS, or are you waiting for an official announcement rather than unattributed screenshots before getting excited? Share your thoughts over in the forums.

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Nexxo 8th September 2010, 10:58 Quote
There are a few sites mentioning a range of features and of course the WebOS site itself.

It is very nice, but it would be asking too much common sense from HP to expect them to taylor this to a Tablet. They will probably muddle on with something totally unsuited and bloated because they think that people want a 'real OS'.
V3ctor 8th September 2010, 16:20 Quote
Never saw the Pre in my country... Does it sell in the EU? Or this is an exclusive phone for the US?
Gareth Halfacree 8th September 2010, 16:25 Quote
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Originally Posted by V3ctor
Never saw the Pre in my country... Does it sell in the EU? Or this is an exclusive phone for the US?
They advertised it quite heavily in the UK prior to the HP buyout, but I've never seen one in the wild.
<A88> 8th September 2010, 18:18 Quote
Can't wait for this to come to my Pre, it's in dire need of a feature boost to bring it closer to iOS4 level.

Apparently HP's more or less confirmed they're bringing a WebOS tablet in Q1 2011. Quite frankly I think the interface of my Pre is superior to that of my iPad in some ways and would happily consider getting one if it ever came out. Just add a webcam and SD slot for my sake, okay?
Brooxy 8th September 2010, 22:49 Quote
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Originally Posted by <A88>
Can't wait for this to come to my Pre, it's in dire need of a feature boost to bring it closer to iOS4 level.

Apparently HP's more or less confirmed they're bringing a WebOS tablet in Q1 2011. Quite frankly I think the interface of my Pre is superior to that of my iPad in some ways and would happily consider getting one if it ever came out. Just add a webcam and SD slot for my sake, okay?

Hopefully this will come to Pre and Pre Plus phones, although I'm getting this sneaky suspicion that it might be released for a new model.

If it does come to the existing range, hopefully a few of the bugs can be ironed out of the system :)
docodine 9th September 2010, 08:57 Quote
Palm really needs better hardware to go along with their nice OS. The Pixi's screen is too small and the Pre is way too plasticky.
Burdman27911 9th September 2010, 16:33 Quote
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Originally Posted by Brooxy
Hopefully this will come to Pre and Pre Plus phones, although I'm getting this sneaky suspicion that it might be released for a new model.

If it does come to the existing range, hopefully a few of the bugs can be ironed out of the system :)

I would be very upset if it didn't come to the current Pre (though I agree they are desperate need of new hardware). If somehow they don't bring it to the Pre, then I hope the modding community can bring a hacked together version of it out shortly after release... this Pre of mine needs to survive another 10 months.
HourBeforeDawn 9th September 2010, 20:53 Quote
I want FREAKING FLASH..... the Pre was suppose to be the FIRST Flash supported smart fun, boy how Adobe dropped the ball on that, at least give us a freaking Beta.....
Brooxy 9th September 2010, 22:51 Quote
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Originally Posted by HourBeforeDawn
I want FREAKING FLASH..... the Pre was suppose to be the FIRST Flash supported smart fun, boy how Adobe dropped the ball on that, at least give us a freaking Beta.....

Yup flash would be awesome - it was originally promised for the first half of this year, but I guess the HP takeover might have caused some of the delay...
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