November 26, 2009 at 10:17 am
We have already seen some elements of the Litl OS used in its Webbook device a couple of weeks ago. The company has now given a more detailed video demonstration of the ‘Channels’ feature within Litl OS.
As a quick reminder, Litl OS is a custom operating system that presents the interface as a stack of cards. These cards are classified in three channels: Blue denotes the “permanent” cards and includes settings. White denotes the web cards, such as Mozilla whilst the black cards are channel headers and can be thought of as widgets (clock, weather etc).
It is the Channel headers that is the focus of the video and shows you can add different ‘cards’, whether they are widget or website based. You can add web cards via the RSS feed of websites, where you are asked to “add (the) channel”. This displays the headline and news article, much like a sexier take on Google Reader.
You also see ‘Card Catalog’ that shows a selection of channel cards to add to your system. When placed in Easel Mode, these feed articles are shown off in full screen in large text that cycles through the latest news. Whilst it all looks nice, whether this simple & clean UI will be enough to entice users to part with $699 is another question.