But you're using the 'facts' of popularity to argue which OS is/was superior.
Originally Posted by rnld
Back then, Palm ruled the Portable Personal Electronic Assistant. What really were the choices then? PalmOS or ?
When webOS (the OS) came out, it was given rave reviews. PalmOS users were flocking to webOS because Palm was who they were hoping in.
Go back to in these forums and read all the disappointment that all our palm apps were gone with PalmOS.
webOS execution 1; Junk hardware.
People raved how they loved webOS, but the hardware was cheap.
After a couple more botched attempts to get webOS out there, the userbase fell away. The developers moved onto the bigger userbase.
So less and less users - less and less chance for success.
Apple did things right, and Android did things right. Though they both had their own stratigy.
Apple built solid reliable easy to use devices with great support, and they're reaping the fruitage many times over.
Both Palm and HP botched their execution of webOS. But it wasn't the inferiority of the OS.
Obviously, early Android didn't succeed because of its ease of use and stability of an OS - far from it.