Video: webOS Resurrected as Android App on Nexus S

I remember when the Palm Pre made its official debut at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show and everyone said that this was going to be the iPhone killer. Fast forward a few years later and it’s nowhere to be found. That doesn’t mean that the webOS platform isn’t without its fans and they’re not going to let their favorite smartphone OS die.

Phoenix International Communications has taken it upon themselves to port the storied webOS over to Google Android and now they’ve done it. They’ve created an Open webOS app that allows users to freely switch between webOS and Android without having to reboot the device. That’s quite the accomplishment, but we do have to realize that this is still a pre-alpha release. It’s super buggy, it’s not exactly stable and it’s painfully slow to use, as you’ll be able to see through the embedded video below.

Even so, this is quite the achievement and I’m sure they’ll do what they can to iron out those kinks. In between my life on Nokia’s Symbian platform and my current Android smartphone, I had a webOS-powered Palm Pre 2 and I thought it was pretty decent. Say what you will about the availability of apps and the design of Pre devices, but webOS was one elegant platform. I can’t wait until I see it get new life in the form of Android app in the Play Store.

Via BGR

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