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Filetype handling outlined in new webOS screenshots

Ever since HP went ahead and bought Palm, we’ve been wondering what they’d do with webOS that’d make it super interesting to the consuming public. Well, we’re starting to see some new screenshots of webOS 2.0 and it has at least two new features worth mentioning.

First, there is a manager that allows for the default handling of different file types. This is similar to what you’d do on your home computer, saying that you want VLC to handle all your MP3 files by default, for instance. The difference is that you can do that on your mobile (or tablet) too. This is all handled through the preferences menu.

Second, it looks like Quickoffice will already be set up to work with both Dropbox and Mobileme. This means that you can extend your storage into the cloud quite easily and, when combined with the default filetype handling, you could have the opportunity for quite a few interesting possibilities.

If both of these are in place, it seems easy enough to get new webOS devices, like a Black Pad, to “play uncommon and nonstandard formats,” especially those stored in your Dropbox cloud.

New webOS Shots Show Off Services, Default Apps For Filetypes [MobileCrunch]



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