Why HP's WebOS could be foundation for next Kindle Fire
Oct 01, 2011, 03:16 (0 Talkback[s])
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"What this has resulted in is an OS that can run Android apps,
but still remains a uniquely Amazon user experience. Sure, the core
of this thing is the Linux kernel, and it's got a Dalvik VM and has
all the libraries that allow Android 2.3 NDK apps to run
flawlessly, but the similarities end there.
"Both WebOS and Android are based on the Linux kernel and
various other open source libraries. The older generations of WebOS
also incorporated Java-based technologies, just like Android does
with Dalvik. So from a basic systems architecture standpoint, the
two are actually very similar."