On the eve of iOS 4.1 comes news about webOS 2.0
Palm webOS news often seems to land right before Apple iPhone news and while we're waiting for tomorrow's Apple special music event and iOS 4.1 announcement, PreCentral.net's gotten the scoop on what's coming later this year for webOS 2.0:
- Palm's multitasking 'card' metaphor is getting a refresh with Stacks
- Universal Search is getting majorly beefed up with 'Quick Actions,' will be opened to developers, and rebranded as Just Type
- Apps can have custom Touchstone at-a-glance views with Exhibition
- Synergy is opening up to developers
- Hybrid PDK/SDK apps will be fully supported
What, no interruptive, modal dialog notifications? Sigh. Seriously though, the multitasking looks interesting and once again while webOS isn't open source, it leads the game in being a far more open platform for developers and users than just about anybody else in the industry. Check it out and let us know what, if anything, Apple needs to do to keep up in 6 months for the iOS 5 preview...?
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