03/03/2011, 01:08 PM
WebOS has attracted the "best apps"? Come on, my friend. There are whole categories of apps that are missing from WebOS , not to mention individual apps. Where are the music recognition apps? Augmented reality? Camera apps? Custom music streaming services? (I don't mean Pandora or Slacker...I mean like Zune or Mog, where you can hear virtually anything that's out for flat monthly rate? Browsers? Native navigation? Netflix? PlayOn? Any official virtual keyboards? Social feed aggregators?
Originally Posted by estebancam
We're talking huge, gaping holes that people on other platforms use constantly.
How does Apple have a hardware ecosystem, much less a lesser one? Theirs is software based. You setup an iTunes account. After that, you can buy almost anything with one click through one unified interface on your phone, on your desktop, or on your tablet. Apps...videos...music....magazines...comic books....whatever.
And I have to disagree with on you ecosystem. I think Apple's ecosystem is absolutely terrible. It works well, but it is sooooo limited. I mean, yeah I can airplay, but I can also do that with my PS3 and Android phone. Or even a remote media server at my home. It's really simple stuff. HP has a better ecosystem for webOS. An actual computing system that works flawlessly (i think, and hope) between devices. Even to the point of putting webOS on printers, tablets, toasters, phones, and music players. Not to mention the awesomeness that is synergy. I have an iPhone now and that ecosystem is lacking. Why do I have to make separate ID's for everything? And why is it that EVERYTHING must connect to my computer before I get a good use out of it? There are tons of flaws. I don't see Apple as an ecosystem of software and connections like it should be. I see it as an ecosystem of hardware only. Which is rather useless.
HP hasn't even defined a WebOS ecosystem beyond texts and webpages being transferable between devices. That is hardware-based.
I mean, by all means, favor WebOS if it works best for you. that's great. But your rationalizations for it make no sense, objectively-speaking.