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  1.    #1  
    I realize that this is probably out of the realm of possibility considering how WebOS is basically Linux+services with everything rendered via WebKit, however is it remotely feasible to build WebKit from source and run it on the Pre?

    For a device so dependent on the WebKit rendering engine, the Pre's implementation is missing some pretty important features present in both the iPhone and Android versions.
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    like what?
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    Quote Originally Posted by exhero View Post
    like what?
    Like not crapping out on digg.com.

    A updated webkit would be great, but means a lot of testing by Palm.
    Apps: MyQ for Netflix (Phone/TouchPad), Giantbomb (Phone), Excavate (Reddit/Digg clients for TouchPad)
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    I'm hoping for WebKit 4 to render a lot faster too. This version is crap.
    My shiny new TouchPad apps: Scientific RPN Calculator HD - Screamager HD
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    I've been expecting Palm to update the webkit build for a while now. The base they're working with is almost a year old now. No one has provided me a user-agent of 1.2 even though I've asked if WebKit was updated in 1.2 at least 3 times now but no one will give me a direct answer using the user-agent data.

    I hope we can see an update to the webkit build in the next version or so.(after 1.2 I guess)
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    Will someine go to Whats My User Agent? who has 1.2 and post back findings please
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    Mozilla/5.0 (webOS/1.2; U; en-US) AppleWebKit/525.27.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/1.0 Safari/525.27.1 Pre/1.0

    Edit: Assuming the iPhone is correctly displaying the WebKit version in its user-agent and its version is older than the Pre's, why do a lot of iPhone and Android optimized sites still not work correctly? (eg books.google.com/m). You can spoof the user-agent and it still doesn't render.
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    There are two ways to spoof it. There's a thread here that explains how to fully get your web just like the iPhones. Only thing is it breaks Google Maps. I would not only like to see a new webkit, but I'd love to see some more popular sites recognizing the Pre and making some properly formatted sites for it.
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    Nah I know. I've used both spoofing methods and neither one fixes the Google Books site I linked. Regardless, I'm pretty sure Google isn't even checking user-agents for that particular site since it loads up fine in Chrome without user-agent spoofing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leathal View Post
    Mozilla/5.0 (webOS/1.2; U; en-US) AppleWebKit/525.27.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/1.0 Safari/525.27.1 Pre/1.0

    Edit: Assuming the iPhone is correctly displaying the WebKit version in its user-agent and its version is older than the Pre's, why do a lot of iPhone and Android optimized sites still not work correctly? (eg books.google.com/m). You can spoof the user-agent and it still doesn't render.
    iPhone 3.0 OS uses a much more recent webkit build. So does Android 1.5.

    Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7A341 Safari/528.16

    Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android 1.5; de-; HTC Magic Build/PLAT-RC33) AppleWebKit/528.5+ (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.2 Mobile Safari/525.20.1

    Regarding rendering, this could be something Palm did, as the webkit on the Pre is suppose to be a Palm modded version of that webkit build.

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