The news is spreading fast that HP is discontinuing the Web-OS device operations. While this news needs more detailed analysis and we have a long way to go but we are left with lesser number of players when it comes to operating system for the hand-held devices. Google, Apple, RIM and Microsoft are the four major operating system developers. While RIM and Google are no naive souls, I can’t rule out the possibility of a Microsoft vs Apple battle again a few years down the road if these two can eliminate Google and RIM from the race. With Microsoft’s strategic alliance with Nokia and Apple’s discontinued success story gives rise to the support for this possible traditional rivalry coming to the Smartphone and Tablet’s world soon.
Home brewers are hard at work to make classic games on the newly launched Palm pre’s WebOS. A few success stories have been reported, for example, the classic Doom has been ported to Palm. Following videos shows the game on the handset.
If you are a fan of Nintendo games, you can also see Nintendo games running on WebOS too. Is’nt that a good news for game lovers who want to own a Pre? Follow this link to view a tutorial on “How to port Nintendo emulator on WebOS”.
It appears that this porting business is turning out to be much more simpler than expected, especially if you are a Linux user.