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Engadget Reviews webOS 2.0 ➝

Joshua Topolsky:

Despite some issues, webOS 2.0 is probably neck and neck with iOS4 when it comes to polish and ease of use, and that’s a pretty huge thing for Palm. This isn’t just a good OS, it’s a great OS, and the updates in this version have made it even better. It’s obvious that when combined with even slightly better hardware, it’s also a fast experience that makes it easy to get real work done.

He likes the software but really wishes Palm would step up their game on the hardware side of things. And, I agree. Every time I stop into a cell phone store I always take a few minutes to play around with a Palm Pre and a Pixi. Inevitably I end up with the same conclusion, webOS is fantastic but current Palm hardware leave something to be desired.

What keeps me hopeful is a recent rumor published by The Taiwan Economic News stating that Palm has 5-6 new handsets in the works. If just one of those devices has a decent sized screen and a software keyboard, it’ll be enough for me to stand up and take notice.

Dieter Bohn Details webOS 2.0 ➝

Palm has released their developer beta of webOS 2.0 today and PreCentral’s Dieter Bohn has taken the time to detail all of the new features.

My feature in 2.0 is “Just Type,” which is a beefed up and rebranded Universal Search.

Dieter Bohn:

The more exciting changes here are underneath the hood: developers can now open up their apps to Just Type searches, making them fully searchable from anywhere on the phone. […] Just Type will be able to both search and initiate actions directly from the interface. So, for example, a developer could make a “Tweet This” Just Type action so users could type a tweet and send it all from the Just Type Interface.

The best way to explain it is: Quicksilver for webOS. I would love for Apple to open up their iPhone search feature to developers. My life would be a lot easier if I could search emails, tweets, and Instapaper articles all from one search box.