OS Bowl Game 3: Android vs. webOS. Voting ends 2/2 at 9 a.m.

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After trouncing MeeGo in the first round, webOS now takes on a tougher challenger: Google's Android OS.

In two short years, Android has risen to become the best-selling mobile OS in the world. And with good reason: Android is highly customizable, available on a wide variety of smart phones (there's a phone for every personality), and has the tightest integration with Google's ubiquitous services, from email and maps to instant messaging. The Android Market also continues to grow, stocking 200,000+ apps.

Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) adds some polish in the form of interface tweaks, as well as improved copy and paste and support for Near Field Communications. An NFC chip, such as the one inside the Samsung Nexus S, will enable users to learn more about businesses just by tapping a sticker. This technology could also eventually allow Android phone owners to pay for real-world goods with a tap. Moreover, Google is working on an in-app payment system, eliminating one of the OS' few remaining pain points.

Android 3.0, a.k.a. Honeycomb, will feature a new interface optimized for tablets. You'll get bigger, more interactive widgets, tabbed browsing, improved multitasking, and more. You can learn more about this OS right here.

As we said in the first round, webOS is in a bit of limbo (until Feb. 9th, at least) but the current version, webOS 2.0 adds even more goodies, such as grouping open apps together in stacks and the ability to start an e-mail, update your status and more by just typing. Plus, a new Exhibition feature promises to let you do more with HP’s clever Touchstone Charging Dock, such as displaying a Facebook slideshow when you set your phone down. Based on what we've heard HP-Palm's OS will scale quite nicely to larger screen tablets.

So, which OS do you think is better?

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  • Commdore Deja Vu Says:

    Things sure looked promising for webos back in January, didn't they?

    We were all starry eyed optimists. WebOS is gonna be great! We're gonna have flash and working pdf readers and tablets and neato phones.

    So here we are 6 months later. We got shafted on webos 2.0 for the Pre+/-, we've got one new phone (the teeny tiny HP Veer), a so-so tablet, and the promise of one more phone in the foreseeable future.

    I still love WebOS, but we're circling the drain here.

  • Padillla Says:

    With just a couple phones in the street... how cant SHIt-OS win...?. Bad marketing hp...very bad.
    I worked for hp... and all I can say is webOS su<k5
    I will never replace my galaxy for a cr@ppy pixi!
    How much hp paid to you for the ad, laptopmag???

  • Houseband Says:

    I wonder how all the people can vote for webOS 2.0? In the moment we all - all the brave palm pre- User wait for months now for the update to arrive on our devices.
    So none of them should be able to put a statement about webOS 2.0 (or do all the 5.000 voters have a palm pre2?).

    I use also webOS but v1.4.5 and I voted for android because in the current status webOS is a joke. The structure and idea behind this OS is great. But it has too many bugs and is more than half a year old.

  • Colonel Kernel Says:

    Ha! Take that Fandroids!

    I've never used Android outside of playing with it in stores, but there has always been something I haven't liked about it. I could probably get used to them, but I don't want to. webOS FTW!

  • Barack Obama Says:

    Once again I am inclined to comment on this vote. With webOS, yes we can. With HP, yes we can. And with Palm, yes we can. People are stuck in the ruts of phones of the past, with Apple with Google. It is time for change. A change we need. A change to webOS. Join me in bettering the lives of our fellow Americans. One phone at a time.

  • Geeksquadkid Says:

    Owned.

  • Phil Thomas Says:

    After studying (and experiencing) the beta of webS and owning and appreciating the Android, it's, hands-down, "webOS" as the best there is.
    Those voting otherwise are voting without having experienced webOS and are, simply, making this poll an expression of that with which they're familiar.
    Kind of like voting for a '58 Edsel over a new Mazeratti just because one owns the Edsel
    C'Mon people, move out of your old familiar comfort zone and into the 21st century.
    I promise you that you'll LOVE the new webOS the minute you try it
    Phil Thomas

  • Jerry Says:

    i think it must be WebOs vs Win Phone OS and Android vs iOS

  • Abe says WebOS rules!! Says:

    Yes!! We won by over 1,600 votes!!

  • Andres Says:

    Defintely Web OS

  • SmartKidsOnTheRun Says:

    .... ding-ding ... and webOS with the win! And well deserved, I might add! It is simply the best.

  • SmartPhoneGuy Says:

    ok android users, time to rally behind webOS and make sure it goes all the way. Tat way you can say you were eliminated by the champion. OK?

  • SmartPhoneGuy Says:

    why did they close the poll early?

  • Abe says WebOS rules!! Says:

    WebOS fans, it may seem like its soon but I think we can claim victory. Only 9 hours to go and we are at about 1,400 votes ahead of Android. Lets keep voting and short fuse these green robots.

    Next we'll probably have to take on that fruity OS which calls itself iOS (lack of creativity?). Although we may get a surprise and we may to have to shatter some windows to break free from this competition as the respective winners we are by supporting WebOS.

    Ether way, we will win this competition and as a nice reward we will get to know what HP has been harvesting for us to finally enjoy WebOS in new fancy ways. Only to make every Android user wish they could get updates like we do, every Win7 user wish they could at least multi-task, and every iOS user wish they weren't held back by the wits and whining of Steve Jobs from doing as they pleased on their device.

    WebOS rules above any other mobile OS!!!

  • Ken Says:

    I had a free Droid with Android... I gave it back because it DID suck. but I have used other Andriod phones and there are some good apps. But the interface is what gets me. It's so non-intuitive. With WebOS, even on half decent hardware, It just rocks. I have two identical WebOS phones, but I can tell them apart the instant I turn one on because they are customized totally different. One is my work phone and it is very official looking with productivity apps, etc. The other is my personal phone and is all cool with special backgrounds custom alerts, icons all crazy cool, and games a plenty. WebOS is cool because you don't have to 'jailbreak' or 'root' it because it is very open. Then there is PreWare, and patches for everything, like more icons, percent on the battery, ringtones per contact. message tones per contact. etc. Oh, and the real gauge is when ppl copy you. Cards have come to android because they work so well on WebOS...

  • Tasselhof Says:

    @jassycliq - @MarkJ pretty much hit the nail on the head and then hopefully buried that baby down deep into the Android Psychi.

    I am fully a WebOS faithful (Original Sprint Palm Pre User)

    I actually had never really used Android until last month.
    I bought a tablet MID816 and I now have a second tablet C8... both running Android 2.2.
    - I have created full forum communities around them on SlateDroid.

    After all the usage, discussions, and experiences with Android... I can still clearly say that WebOS beats it hands down.
    Android navigation is just clunky. Multi-tasking is a chore.
    The best thing I like about Android is the "Live" wallpapers and widgets. (I think that is an awesome feature)

    Now in regards to all of your hardware talk... of course Android is going to have better hardware at almost all times... as MarkJ pointed out they have how many different manufacturers all trying to "one-up" each other.
    The issue with this methodology is that everything is scattered and fragmented. There isn't a clear path/spec to program for... as such Apps commonly won't work on every piece of hardware out there, which leads to a bad user experience.

    The bigger issues I am running in to lately with the Android devices is that all of the major components are tied in to your Google account and if that stops working... the tablet is nearly useless to get anything new on.

    So.. in the OS Battle the clear winner is WebOS.
    In the hardware battle... that just changes almost daily... WebOS will probably be a clear winner on Feb 9th... then Android on Feb 10th... and Apple on Feb 11th... it really doesn't matter because the hardware has already reached a point of meeting all the needs of the phone OS and it is now on to the Gamers to push the hardware specs further.

    Tasselhof

  • MarkJ Says:

    @jassycliq: Well, you've got yourself quite a following. Seems the logic police are after you... As in, spitting out black letters on a white screen doesn't make the words and meanings all jive. The geeks are after you because you're a poser geek. That's okay though. You've maintained your composure so it seems you're on the nice side of poser. Good to be kind if you don't know what the hell you're talking about.

    First, there are currently NO dual-core Android phones available. Yes, there will be several "in the coming month" (inside joke for Palm HP geeks) but as of your post, there are a whopping ZERO dual-core Android devices available. And lest we get sidetracked, dual-core is hardware, not OS. The poll is about the OS. (jassycliq [love the name-seriously], if the poll was about HARDWARE, trust me on this, webOS faithful like myself would be all over voting for Android hardware. This is not your fault. You are just getting confused by words and their meanings once they're grouped together to form a concept. You're clearly lost on the overall concept of what the poll is asking.)

    Secondly, Android DOESN'T have a different "flavor" of OS for each phone. Base Android is Base Android and the skins are made by the manufacturers with carrier features, and then, still run on top of whatever version of Android you're running. Aside from graphics and a few things like how your apps are organized, Android is Android. (For the record, in case you think I might be a kool-aide drinking Palm guy and know nothing of what I speak, my two favorite skins are HTC's Sense [graphics mostly] and Samsung's skin is TouchWiz [mostly UI for app menus].)

    Lastly, your notion that sales equal superiority. If that were true you'd have to argue that a Honda Civic was superior car to Volvo S40. The Honda outsells the Volvo by leaps and bounds so, according to your logic, it must be the better car. Well, in case you've tuned into my vibe here you might sense I'd take the Volvo over the Honda any day. It's a better automobile... even if it sells a fraction of what the Honda does. SALES DO NOT EQUAL SUPERIORITY PERIOD. It's a flawed argument as it conflates sales with function. Sales can be a good indicator of function (the Honda is a great car) but it isn't a truly salient argument. (Again, if you asked which OS is selling better and why you'd have a slew of webOS fans rightfully first in line telling you the asides you've been using as your main points. Google has had an ingenious business model. Let great manufacturers like HTC, Samsung, Motorola compete against each other while we give away the software (in exchange for ad revenue mind you-ingenious). The manufacturer hardware race between the likes of HTC and Motorola is WHY Android hardware has been so good-and it is good. Then, have a new phone or phones come out every couple of weeks while announcements of new phones simultaneously hit the press about every day-ingenious-again as the PR machinery is working exponentially in Android/Google's favor. THAT IS HOW GOOGLE/ANDROID HAS SOLD MORE. PERIOD. Not because it's better, but because it is good (Good is enough-no one is saying Android sucks. It doesn't. It's just not a better OS.), and put good firing on all cylinders (competition among Manufacturers, a never-ending supply of new PR based on continuous roll-outs) and you have Android today... In just 18 months (I know it's older, but 18 months ago it was a blip on the radar) ousting Apple's iOS as the #1 selling smartphone OS in the US. That's why and how.

    Again, I used Froyo (Android 2.2) and I'd never choose it over webOS. You haven't made me angry at all. Maybe my verbose response to you will cause you to pen another ill-conceived argument for Android and against webOS. I hope so. webOS is a better OS.

  • MarkJ Says:

    @jassycliq: Well, you've got yourself quite a following. Seems the logic police are after you... As in, spitting out black letters on a white screen doesn't make the words and meanings all jive. The geeks are after you because you're a poser geek. That's okay though. You've maintained your composure so it seems you're on the nice side of poser. Good to be kind if you don't know what the hell you're talking about.

    First, there are currently NO dual-core Android phones available. Yes, there will be several "in the coming month" (inside joke for Palm HP geeks) but as of your post, there are a whopping ZERO dual-core Android devices available. And lest we get sidetracked, dual-core is hardware, not OS. The poll is about the OS. (jassycliq [love the name-seriously], if the poll was about HARDWARE, trust me on this, webOS faithful like myself would be all over voting for Android hardware. This is not your fault. You are just getting confused by words and their meanings once they're grouped together to form a concept. You're clearly lost on the overall concept of what the poll is asking.)

    Secondly, Android DOESN'T have a different "flavor" of OS for each phone. Base Android is Base Android and the skins are made by the manufacturers with carrier features, and then, still run on top of whatever version of Android you're running. Aside from graphics and a few things like how your apps are organized, Android is Android. (For the record, in case you think I might be a kool-aide drinking Palm guy and know nothing of what I speak, my two favorite skins are HTC's Sense [graphics mostly] and Samsung's skin is TouchWiz [mostly UI for app menus].)

    Lastly, your notion that sales equals superiority. If that were true you'd have to argue that a Honda Civic was superior car to Volvo S40. The Honda outsells the Volvo by leaps and bounds so, according to your logic, it must be the better car. Well, in case you've tuned into my vibe here you might sense I'd take the Volvo over the Honda any day. It's a better automobile... even if it sells a fraction of what the Honda does. SALES DO NOT EQUAL SUPERIORITY PERIOD. It's a flawed argument as it conflates sales with function. Sales can be a good indicator of function (the Honda is a great car) but it isn't a truly salient argument. (Again, if you asked which OS is selling better and why you'd have a slew of webOS fans rightfully first in line telling you the asides you've been using as your main points. Google has had an ingenious business model. Let great manufacturers like HTC, Samsung, Motorola compete against each other while we give away the software (in exchange for ad revenue mind you-ingenious). The manufacturer hardware race between the likes of HTC and Motorola is WHY Android hardware has been so good-and it is good. Then, have a new phone or phones come out every couple of weeks while announcements of new phones simultaneously hit the press about every day-ingenious-again as the PR machinery is working exponentially in Android/Google's favor. THAT IS HOW GOOGLE/ANDROID HAS SOLD MORE. PERIOD. Not because it's better, but because it is good (Good is enough-no one is saying Android sucks. It doesn't. It's just not a better OS.), and put good firing on all cylinders (competition among Manufacturers, a never-ending supply of new PR based on continuous roll-outs) and you have Android today... In just 18 months (I know it's older, but 18 months ago it was a blip on the radar) ousting Apple's iOS as the #1 selling smartphone OS in the US. That's why and how.

    Again, I used Froyo (Android 2.2) and I'd never choose it over webOS. You haven't made me angry at all. Maybe my verbose response to you will cause you to pen another ill-conceived argument for Android and against webOS. I hope so. webOS is a better OS.

  • PreBabyPre Says:

    well, there is nothing as well thought out and more scalable than webOS. This ste set this up so it would come down to apple vs androd... I hope we can spoil that plan!

  • Indopunk Says:

    Here is an interesting article published by Computerworld back in July of last year:

    Android vs. webOS
    http://blogs.computerworld.com/16635/android_vs_webos?page=1

    Despite looking to switch to Android at the time the article was written, this blogger overall still loves the WebOS experience and two of the three demerits she gave HP/Palm's OS (lack of on-screen keyboard and scroll bars on the web browser) can be easily fixed with Preware patches. I should know, I have both of these.

    Most of her pluses for Android seem to be hardware-based.

  • Abe Says:

    @jassycliq, I understand your point that hardware does make a huge difference on how the OS handles. Playing with my classic Pre and a Pre 2 is completely different, and not just because the Pre 2 has WebOS 2.0. But read the last line of the introduction my friend, "So, which OS do you think is better?" It doesn't say, which OS has better hardware, or which OS has more sales, or even which OS do you preffer. It says which OS is better? WebOS wins standalone versus Android as far as software. Hardware can be easily fixed for WebOS and we'll see it Feb. 9th.

    The flavors that companies add to Android just creates a small problem which Android users are well accustomed to called FRAGMENTATION!!! I've probably gotten at least 7 or 8 updates on my classic Pre and will continue to for at least another year. The fragmentation problem will never stop unless Google comes up with a solution. So what is the point of having all these new features if only a tiny percentage of current phones will ever get to see the light of them?

  • Abe Says:

    We are spanking them little green robots!! Keep it coming WebOS community, keep it coming!! We'll show them here and we'll show them on Feb. 9th!!

    Our next challenge will probably be iOS but we can take iOS out also and win the challenge!!

  • jassycliq Says:

    No I do know what I'm talking about. And I keep repeating the fact that with Android each phone has a different flavor of the OS, so u can't rule out phones, such as motorola with their motoblur and htc with htc sense, they're different UIs for the OS, and since the UI is considered part of the OS then they are part of the equation.
    Yes, I might be a teenager but I do know what I want and I know what works best. I know that hardware does affect the OS, every person who is decent enough in computers knows that, so why must u constantly say that hardware doesn't matter , if u have a tegra2 processor, u can do much more with the OS than if u have a armv6 u can incorporate flash into a tegra2 its little add on and things u can do to the OS that makes android better, its not just stuck on the stock its so customizable, but even like I said before the numbers speak for themselves, phone sells are higher for android for a reason, and sorry if I pissed people off and this will be the end for me as I know this is just my opinion, and I appreciate ur guys' opinions so I'm sorry if I annoyed anybody

  • qurgh Says:

    webOS is by far the better OS. I had an Android device for a while and just stopped using it because of all the issues it had.

    webOS is much easier to develop for; I know a couple of people who can't code to save their lives who have created and published webOS apps. There is no way they could have done the same thing on Android.

    Android just feels like one of those old Linux based PDA OSs that were popular 10 years ago, except it's been made harder to use. webOS just works. Android locked up for me on a daily basis, webOS locks up maybe once a year.

  • i told u so .com Says:

    @smbarbour, @michael, and @erictrickster guys you are obviously arguing with someone who has no knowledge of smartphone history, or OS capabilities. Hes prob more or less just a tech kid who just goes to the store like a robot and buys whats hot at the moment (like most of these tech sheep who follow Android). Anyone individuals, anaylist, reviewers etc know with out a doubt that Webos is the best OS on the market, and yes they have been around before google.

  • smbarbour Says:

    @jassycliq Actually Palm (founded in 1992) is older than Google (founded in 1998). They were first acquired by USRobotics in 1995. The first PalmOS device was made by USRobotics in 1996, who were in turn bought by 3Com. The original founders left and started a new company called Handspring (which also made PalmOS devices). 3Com spun off the Palm line into Palm, Inc. Palm, Inc. merged with Handspring to become PalmOne and spun off the OS into another company called PalmSource. PalmOne bought the naming rights back from PalmSource to become Palm, Inc. again. They were eventually acquired by HP.

    A sidenote: 3Com eventually spun USRobotics back off, and were also acquired by HP. So in the long run, if no spin offs and splits had occurred, the Palm line still would have ended up at HP.

  • MichaelC Says:

    @jassycliq: the question isn't which hardware is better, the question iss which OS is better.

  • EricTrickster Says:

    @jassycliq Sorry but you're really not listening - you keep talking about the hardware, how "Android has dueal core processors"...that's HARDWARE. Take the Android OS off the hardware and look at it's capabilities, not the specs of the phone device. We're comparing the OS itself, and webOS is hands-down the better OS - it just suffered from poor HARDWARE.

    And you speak as someone who's obviously never used webOS (not the old PalmOS).

    As for your odd statement of "if it is so "great" then why do they have ok phones running their "great" OS"?!?! What the heck does that even mean? Palm was a small company who put out great phones/devices, but blew their load on webOS and a final ditch phone, the Pre. Unfortunately we all fully admit the Pre (which, incidently, I still own and have never needed to replace) as HARDWARE was sub-par if not a near-failure, but that was because of poor manufacturing.

    HP's been keeping their cards close to the vest since buying Palm out, and they've invested heavily in webOS - as the world is about to see on Feb 9th.

    But this poll isn't about the Pre vs the Atrix, or Droid, or whatver Android-based device you want to throw up here.

    It's about webOS vs the android OS.

    Not apps. Not hardware.

    OS. And webOS is the superior OS, by far.

  • Indopunk Says:

    ...Sorry, the first Palm Pilot came out in 1996. Obvioulsy Palm was around before this.

  • Indopunk Says:

    @jassycliq...Actually, Handspring delivered what many experts accept to be the first smart phone was was the Treo and actually had a cellphone Springboard module for the Visor PDA before that. Palm bought Handspring in 2003, so technically your statement of Palm being into phones since its inception (Palm has been around since 1996) is not correct. However, their experience with user-friendly operating systems dates back to 1996 and possibly earlier which obviously helped in the development of WebOS and its simplicity. I just wish it was easier transferring data from PalmOS to WebOS.

  • Indopunk Says:

    @Goyena...Actually, I was in the passenger seat when I had all those apps running while my wife drove us to San Diego. And yes, I had the charger plugged in and the battery was still draining (even with the AV-8B Harrier II kernel installed)...

  • jassycliq Says:

    @MarkJ u are clearly not looking at the aspect right. Palm has been into phones since they started so they have no excuse but to have decent a decent OS out there. Where as google has been around longer but it wasn't until late 2008 that they released their first phone which can easily still be one of the best out there. They have and wll continue to have a great community backing them up because of how much personalization comes with the OS and nobody has even been able to even touch the phone(hardware) issues webOS has, if it is so "great" then why do they have ok phones running their "great" OS, Android has dual core processors that run at 1ghz and much more depending on the phone, they're are making computers like mentioned before the Atrix is one of the best examples of where Android is going, places that webOS can only dream of. There is a reason for Androids popularity, which is proven by the amount of phones sold, so if webOS is so great, where are all the statistics to prove it?

  • i told u so .com Says:

    also for the record the editor could have gave webos a little more love in the explanation as it did for android. Webos can be customized even more with patches, and themes that is harnessed and supported by HP/Palm (they even hired multiple hackers from the precentral hombrew community recently). Webos is the only true multi tasking platform based off of a full web kit OS unlike any of the other competitors. Webos can scale to any shape, size, or form unlike any other OS (HP will prove that in the coming years). Webos is elegant like a IOS, complete with gestures the only one with a gesture area below the OS. Able to open 70 applications at once all in real time where as android nor any other OS can do. Unintrusive notification system using gestures to open, snooze, or swipe away. Seriously people will see some real power once it is announced next week.

  • i told u so .com Says:

    for all those waiting for the update to now i believe webos 2.1 rumor is it will be released sometime next week when they announce the new tablets, and prob new phones. They will also be released within weeks of the show so look for these devices to be avail eom or early march.

  • i told u so .com Says:

    well once again im astonished on how many people see that Webos is the better OS hands down, even though they stumbled out the gate. With the ceo of HP stated to get rid of your iphones, and Ipads because Feb9th will show the future of webos on phones, slates, and notebooks we will show you what the future will look like.


    HP webos is the future rememeber you heard it from from me I told u so.com

    PS: still a advet Palm pre plus user (on sprint did the convert) and had a Evo for 4 months and hands down had to sell the evo because the pre is and does everything I need it to and better. The only true multi tasking, elegant OS based on the full linux kernel (android is not) on the market.

  • Melaza Says:

    WebOS baby!!!

    Feb 9th !!!

  • Larry Page Says:

    WebOS has a complete port of X.org so that WebOS devices can be used as remote displays, whereas Android does not have a port of X.org and Android devices CANNOT be used as remote displays. In this VERY important sense Android devices have been deliberately crippled.

    If you want to get some work done by using your device to join collaborative workgroups you and all the members of your workgroup need remote displays to a centralized location where the software is running on advanced hardware and virtually unlimited storage is available to the members of the group who are working in collaboration.

  • Abe Says:

    Android fans talk about the hardware that Android is on and the apps but not the specific OS itself. When you compare the logic and technology scale WebOS is king over Android. WebOS is just that, built on the web and who doesn't use the web? Android was built on Java which according to recent articles, it may even have stolen code!! And the fragmentation of Android!! Total turn off!! I though of leaving WebOS in the past but the unsurerity of never knowing if I will get updates totally kept me from doing so and I am extremely glad I didn't leave my lovely WebOS!!

    Android may be selling in hundreds of thousands everyday but look at the numbers on this poll, WebOS is still winning!!

  • orange555123 Says:

    webos is very good~~

  • amber Says:

    WebOS all the way, and I am not being biased. I was shocked by how much I started to love my Palm Pixi once I started using it. I cannot wait until WebOS 2.0 comes out. I keep impatiently checking for updates.

  • Goyena Says:

    @Indopunk It's a shameful thing to admit, but you probably did that while driving, didn't you? webOS gestures are like hard buttons, in that you don't have to look to do them.

  • MarkJ Says:

    @jassycliq: webOS has been around 8 yrs all together... ??? What the hell kind of nonsense is that statement? Sorry for the crass words here but that's like saying Android is google and google has been around since 1998, so Android has been around all together 11 years... SAME LOGIC - or lack thereof.

    Palm has been around for years that's true. But webOS was designed from the ground up and launched officially in 2009 and shares none of the same coding as the older Palm OS (a separate OS mind you). So "jassycliq" nice try I guess at trying to explain why webOS has so many ardent supporters. webOS has such ardent supporters, myself included, because the OS is simply superior, more elegant, more intuitive, more capable and so on. Android has hardware, apps and form factor options. Don't confuse those elements (where Android is better - actually) with the OSes. webOS is amazing. I'm guessing you haven't tried and compared the two. I had an HTC EVO 4G running Android Froyo after having a webOS phone for one year. Less than one month with Android by comparison and I wanted to shoot myself. I didn't shoot myself in the end. I returned the EVO and got a Pre Plus running webOS.

    webOS is being called a superior OS because it is just that... superior.

  • incrave Says:

    I agree with jonGI. As superior as WebOS may be though I'm still surprised to see it's currently ahead of the poll. Android is just so much more popular with all the devices that run it. Go WebOS!!!

  • ReaganElephant Says:

    webOS for the win! Android and iOS are ahead on APIs so Apps can utilize the OS better but just looking at the OS by itself, webOS is the winner. If HP releases good hardware and the necessary APIs soon while doing a good job courting devs, the world will quickly see its superiority.

  • YaKillaCJ Says:

    What is up with people and accepting these proprietary systems. Sure people customize WebOS, true enough. However I bought my phone and do what I want to my phone if I wanted to because I can. Android fully allows and even support this. If a feature isnt there, people can make it. Its developer friendly and has so many Apps for a reason. In only 3years, it has sold more phones then all the other SmartPhone OS. The numbers speak.

    Then again this is a blog vote and not a true representation of who likes what more. Android isnt for every1 tho. If ya not computer savvy and just want basic features (basicly the 1s that come on any phone like the Razor) and is considered a spartphone. You cant break anythin unless U really want to. U pick any other OS.

  • WyreNut Says:

    webOS is the most elegant OS I've ever used on a mobile phone! I'm so spoiled by this OS; I keep trying to throw cards away on my wife's iphone, and end up frustrated! Gotta have my webOS!!! :)

  • jassycliq Says:

    Considering that palm has been around since 2002 and started webOS in 2005 which all together is 8 years of experiance since first launching, id say that Android is overall a better OS for the stage its in as stated this is going to be the third year since their first phone, they are really making a big dent in the mobile OS community. The thing that finally pushes Android over is the phones, yes it is a fight over OS, but each phone can throw a different spice of the OS, so it is not fair to throw the phones out, for example the Motorola Atrix, willl easily blow ANY phone out of the water android and non android, and that's even with motoblur which can be removed to speeden the phone up even further, and the list goes on. Android hands down!!!!!

  • Pre-lude To Victory Says:

    @mytharak that's because you didn't think. There are lots of us, and for good reason. Now if we can just get some of the android apps ported to webos... we will be in great shape.

  • muse Says:

    I Love WebOS!!! So happy to see other fans here too... Feb 9th people

  • Mike Says:

    The palm pre 2 fails horribly at hardware and of that's all you got then don't even bother coming in this fight

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