Open WebOS runs atop Android
Open WebOS, Palm's fallen mobile platform has been ported to the Samsung Nexus S as an application and been flaunted on YouTube
Open WebOS, created by Palm and buried by its eventual owner, HP, has made its way onto the Samsung Nexus S, and in the form of an app no less. We've seen Android ported over to HP hardware in the past, with the HP TouchPad playing vessel to multiple versions of Cyanogenmod. This is one of the first times the operating system has been resurrected on hardware it wasn't intended to run on though, having its open source status fully taken advantage of.
Brought to our attention by Engadget, Running as a launcher of sorts, WebOS can be opened and closed on the Nexus S like any other app, thus making way for the Android underneath. As you can see from the video, performance is nothing if not sluggish, though that doesn't detract from the undeniable cool factor of having multiple mobile operating systems on one phone in a non-invasive way. It's also worth remembering, the team who have gotten this off the ground, Phoenix Project, make it very clear that this is a pre-alpha build.
So if you've got a Nexus S and a hankering for getting fallen operating systems on your hardware, enjoy the video and keep an eye on the Phoenix Project YouTube channel. There we'd hope to find updates on the resurrection of Web OS on the Nexus S and news of their WebOS app moving onto other devices.