05/13/2012, 01:04 PM
Except for apps, WebOS isn't really that outdated compared to ICS, iOS 5, or WP Mango. It even beats BB7 (not sure about BB10 since it looks like it's going to be a carbon copy of webos)
If you think about it, when WebOS was introduced, it blew everyone's minds with all of the new features it brought to smartphones. Steve Jobs IIRC was impressed as well. WebOS, was ahead of its time, but now every OS out there seemed to have, well, copied something from WebOS in another form.
Multitasking: WP7 completely copied it but it's still a crappier version. ICS copied it and made it vertical multitasking instead and I just think it looks ugly and unorganized. BB10 and the playbook completely copied it (even the gesture area!) For notifications, at least I don't think anyone copied it. If anything, Apple copied Android's notfications and WP7 made its own via live tiles.
If you think about it, save for apps, WebOS still has everything! It has the best multitasking (it's really a multitask-centric phone) still and a great homebrew! From the time it was introduced to now, this OS is still able to compete with the iPhones and slew of Androids, as well as WP7s. Think about it: What can't you do on WebOS? It seems like it can handle everything.... which makes me think, from the time it was introduced, it seems like it was 5 years ahead of the iPhone, BB, and Android at the time. What MADE it fail so badly?
Just popped into my mind. If you put an Apple logo on a Pre 2/3 and call it 'iPhone' I'm pretty sure it would be a market success though. lol