08/04/2011, 01:50 PM
Sadly it seems like clock speed isn't webOS main problem right now. Sure, it helps with stuff, but webOS has absolutely stagnated when it comes to page load times while the competition, as much as it pains me to admit it, has made leaps and bounds.
The processor crunching along quicker doesn't help if the browser is simply much slower at rendering pages than, say, the Android or iOS browsers (and it is). It also doesn't help if every once in a while, scrolling stutters (and it does, and while it's just a cosmetic thing it appears to matter to people A LOT). The same is true for system startup. Not that anyone ever boots down a tablet, or restarts it. People shouldn't care about that, but they do.
Meanwhile, the fact that other platforms absolutely destroy webOS in terms of website rendering IS something people should care about. And they do. And webOS still doesn't do it any quicker.
These things are what HP should fix, and they're not fixing them. Sure, stuff like a new browser engine isn't what you put into an x.0.2 update, but still.
I'm not mad because HP had their work cut out for them when they had to integrate webOS, but now that it's integrated and they're on that marathon road, I'm expecting them to start running. A quicker browser engine with faster page load / render times is part of what I'm expecting.