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webOS Lives On As LuneOS With New Release

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Published on 02 September 2014 09:21 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems
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Formerly known as webOS Ports, LuneOS was officially released today for letting the HP TouchPad and select Google Nexus devices re-live what's best about webOS.

LuneOS is going under a rolling-release model and this first version is named "Affogato" with the supported devices being the Google Nexus 4 and HP TouchPad. The Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 7 2012 WiFi are also supported by this release, but it's expected that the support will be discontinued in the next version.

LuneOS is a strictly mobile open-source operating system that seeks to "provide an operating system which is driven by the community and continues what we love(d) about webOS." LuneOS developers admit they're not trying to compete with iOS or Android but satisfy basic mobile needs and are also evaluating the use of possible components from other open-source mobile operating systems.

webOS Lives On As LuneOS With New Release


WiFi connectivity works in this release and basic apps like the browser, mail, accounts, contacts, etc. The team is working on rebuilding the webOS UIs from scratch using Qt 5.2, QML, WebKit 2, and other modern technologies. Those wishing to learn more about the work going on with LuneOS to let the webOS community live-on, the Affogato release announcement can be read at Pivotce.com.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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