Not to beat a dead unicorn, but that "diverse collection of hardware" has nothing in design that compares to the webOS hardware lineup, particularly for the portrait slider form factor. My appreciation for Palm hardware (esp. Pre 2, Pre 3 and Veer) was just as big a part of my love for their devices as the software.
Originally Posted by OldSkoolVWLover
Plus, the Pre 3 hardware isn't horribly dated. If one could compile with full graphics acceleration enabled, I imagine ICS or JB would run darn smoothly. Meanwhile Mathias Duarte seems to be making steps toward webOSifying Android, so I'd love to give it a whirl on my favored Pre 3 if I could dual boot.
Because, that all said, I stand behind webOS and still prefer it for my daily driver. Cheers to all the devs, and may the world spurn Android phablets in favor of Open webOS portrait sliders again some day!
Also, I appreciate that you've allowed folks to keep asking around. Android devs aren't interested in webOS hardware (beyond the Touchpad). webOS devs don't want to give up their software. But for this particular combo we need folks who are familiar with the underpinnings of both Android and webOS hardware/software if it's ever going to happen, and all the webOS gurus lurk here!