by Charles Ying

Palm Web OS Runs WebKit

January 8th, 2009

Yep! Palm Pre’s operating system is based on WebKit.

Time to add Palm to my list of all the places you can find WebKit.

Palm Web OS’s architecture is a close cousin to what our team at Openwave built into V7 in 2004. V7 had an app platform where you could build apps that used SVG, CSS, HTML and JavaScript with sexy animated and transitioned UI. Check out Openwave’s original position paper for some interesting of our team’s 2004 predictions of how the web would evolve.

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3 Responses to “Palm Web OS Runs WebKit”

  1. Brent Noorda Says:

    I still prefer my term SPASM (Standard Phone Application & Services Model) to “Web OS” but the architecture looks the same. I hope Palm can validate (5 years later) that it was a good stragedy.

  2. krishnan Says:

    Hi charles, Does palm WebOS support Synchronous Web service request?

    Thank you.

  3. Julienne Leno Says:

    I’ve had my Pre since shortly immediately after launch and am glad to discover (through this forum) that I can now set a ring tone on incoming text messages and can seek by means of e-mails and this kind of. Now is there any hope for an upcoming launch through which I can look for my calendar? Would make my job much less difficult, locating dates of last appointments. No other complaints, except that yesterday I had been in and out of Sprint program (not unusual). I believe I used to be roaming, and looked at my calendar. Every thing in the calendar was one hour earlier than what I had input. The clock was a single hour early as nicely. I had been frightened to death–then, once we got back into Sprint service again, almost everything was normalized. Has this happened to any person else?? Hunting forward to answers, but please bear in mind, I’m no techie and speak English in lieu of technospeak.