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This is how far behind our competitors are...
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Aug 21, 2011, 09:48 PM
 
HP tested webOS on an iPad. It ran over twice as fast. - TNW Apple
The touchpad OS ran twice as fast in the iPad, than on the shiny new HP Touchpad.

HP would need some brass WebOS to continue on the fight.
     
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Aug 22, 2011, 02:16 AM
 
All articles claiming this point back to this single, unverified source, AFAICS.

I find this difficult to believe.
     
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Aug 22, 2011, 02:24 AM
 
I don't believe a word of that story.
     
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Aug 22, 2011, 04:21 AM
 
Aaahhhhhh…this makes slightly more sense:

AppleInsider | HP ran its webOS SDK on iPad 2, hopes to license it as mobile web app tool

While early reports suggested that HP had internally got webOS running on Apple's iPad 2 hardware only to find that it purportedly ran "twice as fast" there, the reality is that webOS developers had actually brought their Enyo software development kit to the iPad 2, as AppleInsider has confirmed with a source within the webOS team.

Enyo is HP's JavaScript development framework for building web apps, core to webOS as a platform. Rather than resulting from an extreme difference in hardware, the aspect of Apple's tablet that made it run Enyo webOS apps so much faster is Apple's superior web browser JavaScript performance compared to the less sophisticated, simply named "Web" browser of webOS.
     
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Aug 22, 2011, 04:25 AM
 
Also:

"OUR" competitors?



Somebody is over-identifying with their tools of choice, no?

(Or do you actually work for Apple?)
     
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Aug 22, 2011, 07:07 AM
 
Or perhaps he owns Apple stock.

"The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground." TJ
     
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Aug 22, 2011, 08:04 AM
 
The Touchpad uses a 1.2GHz dualcore in-order Snapdragon processor, while the iPad 2 uses a 1 GHz dualcore out of order A5 processor. It's basically a dualcore Atom without HT (Snapdragon) against a Core 2 (A5). While differences in software (the Javascript interpreter) certainly amount for some, the iPad DOES have the more powerful CPU.
The new Mac Pro has up to 30 MB of cache inside the processor itself. That's more than the HD in my first Mac. Somehow I'm still running out of space.
     
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Aug 22, 2011, 10:10 AM
 
Originally Posted by P View Post
The Touchpad uses a 1.2GHz dualcore in-order Snapdragon processor, while the iPad 2 uses a 1 GHz dualcore out of order A5 processor. It's basically a dualcore Atom without HT (Snapdragon) against a Core 2 (A5). While differences in software (the Javascript interpreter) certainly amount for some, the iPad DOES have the more powerful CPU.
Yeah, but running webOS in emulation 2x faster?

apart from that, it's been clarified what's going on, no?
     
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Aug 22, 2011, 11:59 AM
 
Oh, it's clear enough that they're talking about "compiled" apps, and the interpreter is a big part of the difference. It is however worth pointing out that the CPU in the iPad 2 is a rather powerful beast.
The new Mac Pro has up to 30 MB of cache inside the processor itself. That's more than the HD in my first Mac. Somehow I'm still running out of space.
     
   
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