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Replying to:  Web OS is still the best by landmarkcm   Jan 11, 2011, 3:40 PM

I love WebOS but it's only 'theoretically' the best....

by bluecoyote    Jan 11, 2011, 6:51 PM

iOS is currently the most advanced mobile OS in practice. WebOS is leagues ahead of Android and has some of the strongest, most forward-looking foundations of any mobile OS, but it needs better hardware and a round of updates and a development schedule that is far more aggressive. Although the Ares SDK is nothing short of genius, iOS's HTML5 support has already surpassed it as a purely open framework.

It's a polite way of saying that since iOS 4.0, the iPhone runs web apps better than Android and WebOS run native apps. (If you don't believe me, compare JQTouch or Sencha, and it'll blow your mind.) Web standards have evolved and WebOS needs a refresh to keep up. (Which it's getting, but they're a little late.)

The iPhone 4 is unquestionably better hardware than anything sold by Palm (or really anyone else.) It's a full generation newer for one, and the Pre wasn't exactly a masterpiece of industrial design. (Phonescoop may not like the all-glass-all-metal construction of the iPhone 4 but I do.) . Combined with the jaw-droppingly good display, extremely-fast processor, and easily the best battery life of any smartphone sold today, it's just an all-around solid package.

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