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    how can I install android on palm pre?
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    You cant.
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    a simple search would suffice

    as of now you cannot
    This signature for rent
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    why would you want to? webOS > Android
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    I would want to. The WebOS is probably better but I like to try things out so if I dish out an opinion like webOS > Android, it's because I tried it!
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    Actually it is possible. Check my posts in this thread:
    http://forums.precentral.net/showthr...93#post2400893

    You just need someone to be able to do it. We did it on Windows Mobile by using Haret, which was a Linux VM that would boot up the image for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MilenkoD View Post
    why would you want to? webOS > Android
    +1

    Quote Originally Posted by djs View Post
    I would want to. The WebOS is probably better but I like to try things out so if I dish out an opinion like webOS > Android, it's because I tried it!
    If you want to try android out, go get a phone that was designed for android... like the nexus one, or wait for the HTC supersonic.
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    Just go to Android forums and search for WebOS. The majority of people who tried webos but have an android device for one reason or other will tell you that webos is a better OS stuck on inferior hardware and plagued with poor developer support. Many will also admit that if it came out on VZW before the Droid and with the brilliant ad campaign the droid got it would be the Pre that would be the media darling right now.

    Having said that, it's largely the hardware including the unusual vertical slider form factor that are working against the pre so while it would have had a much greater success, it wouldn't be as large simply due to the fact that the Droid and Droid Eris are much more compelling form factor-wise to an average Joe. Give us the Palm pre in Eris body with virtual keyboard and see the sales go off.
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    Next question: Can I install DOS 4.0 into my Palm Pre?
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    No
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    Quote Originally Posted by chiliu78 View Post
    Next question: Can I install DOS 4.0 into my Palm Pre?
    yes
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    Next Question: Can I add pickled fish to my ice cream? No? How about Ketchup on my Caviar?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dandar View Post
    Just go to Android forums and search for WebOS. The majority of people who tried webos but have an android device for one reason or other will tell you that webos is a better OS stuck on inferior hardware and plagued with poor developer support. Many will also admit that if it came out on VZW before the Droid and with the brilliant ad campaign the droid got it would be the Pre that would be the media darling right now.

    Having said that, it's largely the hardware including the unusual vertical slider form factor that are working against the pre so while it would have had a much greater success, it wouldn't be as large simply due to the fact that the Droid and Droid Eris are much more compelling form factor-wise to an average Joe. Give us the Palm pre in Eris body with virtual keyboard and see the sales go off.
    b/c everyone LOVES a virtualKeyBoard b/c apple says buttons are bad

    if we could make a device that's as thin as the Pixi WITH a landscape slider that ALSO is easy to type on one handed then everyone that has a virtual keyboard phone would switch.

    you can get the virtkeyboard on your pre(but no one uses JUST the virtual) IMO it is only SLIGHTLY more laggy than most other virtual keyboards

    but back on topic. I would love to dual boot android on my pre just to do it, and b/c I would like checkout android without giving up WebOS
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt3925 View Post
    +1



    If you want to try android out, go get a phone that was designed for android... like the nexus one, or wait for the HTC supersonic.
    While that certainly would be more ideal I won't pay 600$ to try an OS. If there is a way to put it on the pre I'd be interested in trying. My simple point is that saying that webOS is better isn't really the answer the OP was looking for and also that the question isn't dumb or out of place.
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    1. Put Pre in pocket.

    2. Walk into store

    3. Try Android phone

    4. ???????

    5. Profit!
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    I think the reverse is much more likely - getting WebOS to run on Android hardware. Both are running on top of variants of Linux/Unix (same with MacOS, right?), so the real task is to replace the middle layer that Google or the Android manufacturers have on top of the kernal, and make it match what WebOs expects.

    This is what was exciting about the HTC rumor - they could potentially tweak this middle layer, and get WebOS up and running. They would then probably have to add in a bit to get the new hardware features functional, but the work would be similar to what they did to get it up on android.

    That said, I used many variants of Unix in the 90's, and lots of hardware, and it was never easy or simple.
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    Who do we need to peer pressure into making Android work on the Palm Pre?!
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    iPhone 3G gets an Android port to call its own (video) -- Engadget

    is android dual-boot imminent for webOS??
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    Far from it
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    Interesting? Explain.
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