Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Palm Releases Early Details on webOS 2.0

 Palm, today, started talking up webOS 2.0 today and released a SDK webOS 2.0 simulator for early access software developers.

Palm webOS 2.0 is due to be released before the end of this year.

Introducing webOS 2.0
webOS 2.0, the next generation of Palm's amazing mobile operating system, is the biggest webOS update yet, offering great new features for consumers and developers alike.

webOS 2.0 will be released later this year, and a beta version of the webOS 2.0 SDK is available now via the SDK Early Access Program.

In this article we'll give everyone a sneak peek at some of what's coming in webOS 2.0. We'll focus on a few of the features that are most relevant to developers, but there's something here for everyone...!

While webOS 2.0 will mostly address under the hood enhancements to webOS, there definitely be some cool new features for Palm fans.



webOS New Features

Stacks
Palm's groundbreaking card metaphor made multi-tasking on a handheld device easy and intuitive for the first time. webOS 2.0 takes it to the next level by grouping related cards in stacks, reducing clutter, and making it even easier to move quickly between tasks. webOS 2.0 automatically stacks cards for you when it makes sense, and you can also drag and drop cards to manage stacks yourself.

Just Type
Universal Search has always been the fastest way to find stuff in webOS, whether that stuff is on your device or online. In webOS 2.0, Universal Search has gotten even better—and it's not just for searching anymore, so we've renamed it Just Type.

Exhibition
Run new apps designed specifically for phones placed on the Palm Touchstone™ Charging Dock. Set your phone on the dock and Exhibition launches automatically, showing you anything from today's agenda to a slideshow of your Facebook photos.

Synergy
When webOS was introduced, Palm Synergy instantly set a new standard for accessing and managing your personal data on the go. Synergy brings together information from multiple sources automatically, so everything you need is in one place.

In webOS 2.0, we're opening Synergy up to our developer ecosystem, so your customers can pull more of the web onto their phones. You'll be able to develop Synergy connectors for Contacts, Calendar, and Messaging--and later, for other webOS data types as well.

To learn more about webOS 2.0, check out Palm Developer Center website.
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