WebOS 2.0 Arrives, Now HP Branded

Toby Leftly October 19 Mobile

Palm Web OS is now officially resigned to the history books.

It was really only a matter of time, but now the official title of the mobile OS is HP WebOS.

After a bit of a rocky start in the Palm Pre, WebOS essentially tanked because of lack of polish compared to other mobile operating systems.

Well, WebOS is back, and apparently it’s now a strong contender. The OS now features true multitasking, an updated version of Synergy, Palm’s interesting social media integration software, Adobe Flash and a number of other advancements.

The first device to run HP WebOS 2.0 will be the Palm Pre 2, released in France later this week and in the US on Verizon in the next couple of months.

Personally, the sanitizing of Palm’s name from WebOS doesn’t make the product more appealing, but I guess I’m already using the mobile device I’m the target audience for, the iPhone.

Written by Toby Leftly

Toby is a Mac nerd, a hardware nerd and a web nerd, rolled into one. You can find him at accentmedia.ca or on Twitter.

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