chances are, the'd be much too smug to release a dedicated webOS device or to even talk to us of the idea, but on the other hand, they would definitely be a good partner to work with for a custom-order dual-boot variant of one of their phones... if we approach them right
Originally Posted by brandongoeszoom
These guys are high-end and not "hole in the wall" enough to agree to somebody else's terms, so it would be a good gesture on their part to work with webOS homebrew, but not their obligation. Unfortunately we are still "small fish"
On the other hand, i think there's a possibility of a "kernel compromise", where a build of openwebOS could be downgraded to a slightly older (mixed?) kernel, and since Find 5 runs JellyBean (4.1), that's a newer kernel than some of the earlier Android builds... this way we could adapt to some of the existing drivers and only have to reverse-engineer some stuff. Not ideal, but bearable i think. OpenwebOS is still "open" enough to modify it to run with whatever driver "binary blobs" are be available.
This isn't my area of expertise, but there's still room to cut corners and have a working device...