Reports suggest HP's defunct webOS ran twice as fast on an iPad 2 as it did on the TouchPad. But is hardware why the TouchPad failed?
Palm releases an early WebOS 2.0 SDK developers and Verizon Palm Pixi Plus owners get 3D gaming with WebOS 1.4.5. Get all the details here.
The update includes video capture, plug-in support, improved battery life, and app performance, among other changes, for Pre and Pixi smartphone users.
The mobile operating system was well-regarded when it debuted, but slow updates and other problems turned off app makers. HP has a big challenge ahead as it tries to woo them back.
On today's show, we're joined by Eric Franklin of the Crave podcast and Wilson Tang from the 404 for what turns out to be a much more reasonable and serious discussion than you might expect. Short version: what's going to happen to the Android tablets now that iPad 2 is out, and will there be an iPad 3? Also, Verizon ends iPhone unlimited data plan and security woes strike the Android platform. Plus: UFOs! --Molly
Android, WebOS, QNX, Windows--so many operating systems were supposed to have a decent shot at competing with the iPad. How have they fared so far? Not so hot.
This week in Buzz, we get all excited about a WebOS device with a sexy design. History repeats. But at least the 3DS is actually shipping. Hide your kids!
This week on the CNET Tech Review: Verizon's iPhone launch gets a chilly reception; HP debuts TouchPad tablet running WebOS; and Sprint's Kyocera Echo doubles down on touch screens.
Apple's next-generation iPad goes on sale, while Yahoo goes on the patent offensive against Facebook. Also: the homeless hot spot controversy at South by Southwest.
Start sharpening your credit cards tablet fans, because the HP TouchPad will be available for pre-orders in the UK on 19 June for delivery in mid-July, starting at £399.