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PreCentral: Galaxy Nexus Open webOS port goes hi-res

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Galaxy Nexus Open webOS port goes hi-resWhile we've been watching with glee the progress of WebOS Ports's port of Open webOS to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, there was a part of us that cringed when we installed the phone-sized version on our Galaxy Nexus. See, the phone has a delightful 1280×720 pixel 4.65-inch screen with a beautiful 316 pixels-per-inch resolution. The webOS phone user interface images dredged up and implemented by Josh Palmer, however, were made for the 320-pixel-wide screens of every webOS smartphone debuted since 2009, excepting the HP Pre3 (itself 480 pixels across).

If you're amazing at math like we are, you've likely already figured that the UI images we're talking about here (the dock background, rounded corners, etc) are less than half the size than would be required for a screen of the Galaxy Nexus's caliber. Thankfully, we've got guys working with WebOS Ports like Seth "Appstache" Goodell and Duncan "Isandunk" who are willing to step up and rebuild the graphical interface items in the proper resolution.

The clunky scaled-up resolution of the UI items in question here wasn't too evident in the video we posted last week of the progress made on the Galaxy Nexus port (in truth we really just wanted to check out the keyboard), the pixelation that comes from scaling up an image by 225% was too much for our fastidious eyes and persnickety interface tastes. So the full-resolution interface elements concocted by Goodell and Duncan are visual music to our sight-spheres. There's still a lot of work to be done to make the Galaxy Nexus port truly useful, but that they're sweating the small stuff so that it looks awesome when it is ready makes us happy campers.

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