WebOS 2.0 Is Official, Coming in Palm Pre 2
The follow-up to the critically acclaimed webOS mobile operating system is now official, and in the process the rumored Palm Pre 2 smartphone was also confirmed.
Hewlett-Packard, which acquired Palm the original maker of the Pre and webOS , officially announced webOS 2.0 along with a few improvements. Some of the impressive features include the popular Stacks program management interface featured in the original webOS, but with some polish. HP promises "true multitasking" with this system, along with full Flash 10.1 beta support in the Web browser.
"With webOS 2.0, we're advancing the innovations we introduced 16 months ago, expanding the features that make webOS great for consumers, enterprises and developers," said Jon Rubinstein, senior vice president and general manager of the Palm Global Business Unit at HP, in a statement.
Users will also find the social media integration that has become de riguer in smartphones, including Facebook and Skype.
HP also confirmed the existence of the Palm Pre 2 , which will run webOS 2.0, but was much less forthcoming with details. So far, HP has only said the phone will have a 5 megapixel camera and a 1GHz processor, which jibes with previous specs leaks.
While the Palm Pre 2 will be available in France this week, HP only said the U.S. version would be coming sometime "in the following months" to the Verizon network.