its the only one i have atm that can do as much, native via bootup or from within (ie: ubuntu chroot), then add in the touchstone on top of that and its still beating my other devices easily.
Originally Posted by RumoredNow
ofc thats only form a proper "geek" point of view, ie: i like having ubuntu/other os/emulators and basically as much choice as i like.
on another side of 1 fence my ipad3 for example has a ton of funky tech crammed in it, a nice large screenres etc, its all utterly wasted on me tho as theres zero apps or functions the ipad provides that takes advantage of it all in a way i want, its a total waste of a geek device, but ofc fine if all you do is play games but then any old device these days will do the same tbh, so the need for a "beefy" apple device is kinda dimished.
android is a good medium between really useful touchpad/webOS and the utterly useless ipad, it can do much of what webOS can do but ubuntu isnt easy and most utilise/require running a local VNC viewer running alongside to do its magic and can be much more frustrating (has BT mouse support as a bonus IF your android device even works properly with BT mice, many will pair but wont actually use the damned thing).
ive bought 1 ipad from basically others suggesting i do as it was "better" which to a proper geek like me is far from the actual truth as you can get, it ended up being relegated to being a TVCatchup/Netflix device till i got a cheap chineese 6" android phone that fits in my pocket and runs tv/netflix just as well, now all my ipad3 does is let me play XCOM: Enemy Unknown which is great as i was running the amiga 1200 version via UAE4ALL2 on my newer android phone and it was quite fiddly.
My android devices plug any holes my webOS device cant manage which as mentioned above is typically tv/netflix or various emulators we dont have on webOS, plus its been a LONG time since ive coded anything (c64/amiga coder for ages and mostly for personal projects) ive had some free time on my hands tho not a lot so ive been letting some creative juices flow and im trying to make something for myself (always kept to myself as typically my stuff did what i want but sucked compared to other peoples far superior work).
having a ton of devices is only now handy as i get to make/break any new app ideas im having or just re-inventing the wheel as i want it.
heres a quick snap of my current "re-invent the wheel" project im doing, a crappy news reader that works off BBC News and soon(tm) FOX News and add more sources when it works as i want.
but yeah, webOS and esp the touchpad is still my preferred "useful" device, my pre3 also may not be as useful as my other phones but its still operates the best/easyest and is a perfect size to hold, novelty of 1 handed everythign still never wears off.