Palm Reveals webOS 2.0 SDK Beta
Announcement highlights SDK Early Access Program, new features.
Palm released new information on webOS 2.0, the Linux-based mobile OS that powers the Palm Pre and Pixi.
The announcement highlighted 7 core features new to webOS 2.0. It's confirmed that webOS 2.0 will feature multi-tasking in the form of Stacks. Stacks groups related applications into fanned stacks similar to a deck of cards, reducing clutter. webOS 2.0 automatically groups similar applications together, but it's possible to manually group applications as well.
Just Type replaces Universal Search found in previous iterations of webOS. Just Type allows instant Web searching, texts, email, and messaging without launching an app through a feature called Quick Actions. Just Type also allows searching within apps and Quick Action definitions.
Exhibition retools apps to run differently when placed on the Palm Touchstone Charging Dock. Palm offers a few examples for how Exhibition works, but hopes that developers will build Touchstone support into existing apps or build something from the ground up.
Synergy incorporates contact information from a variety of sources such as Google, Microsoft Exchange, Facebook, and LinkedIn to populate universal contact list and calendar.
Members of Palm's Early Access Program can visit the private forum and download webOS 2.0 SDK Beta. No word yet on a public SDK beta. [source]
webOS 2.0 featuresfor a more detailed view about the webOS 2.0 features and release date, check this:
Longtime litigator revives an ancient suit against IBM alleging Linux infringes on Unix copyrights.
Specialty distro keeps the focus on advanced learning.
The openSUSE Conference will be held July 18-22, 2013, at the Olympic Museum in Thessaloniki, Greece.
Security breached at home sites of the CMS project.
Lead Java developer vows policy changes and more attention to fixing problems.
Vendor D-Wave scores big with a sale to NASA's Quantum Intelligence Lab.
Many package updates and Steam integration highlight the latest from the Mandriva-based community Linux.
Richard Stallman calls for the W3C to remain independent of vendor interests.
The new release supports nine architectures, 73 human languages, and zero non-Free components.
Fedora developers release the first alpha version of Fedora 19, known as Schrödinger’s Cat, for general testing. The final release is expected in July 2013.