Open webOS ported over to the Nexus 7, shown on video

While the original hardware intended for webOS has died, the software lives on, thanks to it being made open-source by HP themselves. And while HP’s TouchPad Go 7-inch tablet never made its way to store shelves, its software has made its way over to a similarly-sized device, as many know is the Nexus 7.

Within a week’s time, a group of webOS porters were able to get Open webOS working on said device, with Wi-Fi and brightness controls included. More interesting is the completely custom gesture area at the bottom of the display. This is needed due to the lack of physical navigation buttons on the Nexus 7.

Other things that were demonstrated on video include the Internet, typing, and gestures.

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Source: webOS Nation