Remember WebOS? That dinky little operating system seemingly abandoned by its parent, HP during a mid-life tech company-style crisis? After HP started to recover from its slight brain explosion, it open-sourced the WebOS platform, and now the first untethered alpha version of the software has been spotted on one of the best tablets around: the Nexus 7.
WebOS Nation has a video of the Open WebOS platform running quite well on the Nexus 7. The OS is able to connect to Wi-Fi, browse the web, adjust its own brightness and use Cards — the staple of multi-tasking in the ill-fated HP operating system.
Reading this makes me want it back. [WebOS Nation]