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WebOS raised from the dead again, this time as an Android app [video]

Published Nov 28th, 2012 10:56PM EST
webOS Android App

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Vampires, werewolves and zombies should all be envious of webOS’s resilience. Engadget reports that Phoenix International Communications, a team of volunteers and apparent webOS enthusiasts, have “managed to port [webOS] to a Samsung (005930) Nexus S device, running as an app inside Android.” The app is still pre-alpha so it’s obviously got a lot of issues that severely inhibit its usability. All the same, Android users who secretly pine for the days of the Palm Pre have something to be excited about for the future, as Engadget says the app could allow them to “seamlessly switch between webOS and Android without rebooting.” A video demonstration of webOS for Android is posted below.

Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.