According to The Next Web’s sources, HP hacked an iPad to test how webOS ran. Low and behold, it ran much faster:

When webOS was loaded on to Apple’s iPad device and found to run the platform significantly faster than the device for which it was originally developed.

With a focus on web technologies, webOS could be deployed in the iPad’s Mobile Safari browser as a web-app; this produced similar results, with it running many times faster in the browser than it did on the TouchPad.

What else is new? Apple has been building hardware that runs its competitors’ operating systems faster for years.

WebOS Runs Better on an iPad