Truly independent multi-zone
Currently all modern operating systems (as shipped) suffer from the same limitation. They all assume a single user will be operating the system. Virtualization has been used successfully to overcome this in some cases but traditional applications rarely can take advantage of it. For multi-zone carPC front ends (including OM 0.8) this leads to a problem some call cursor fighting. Each mouse or touch screen controls the same cursor, so if someone begins to drag a list on screen one and a user presses a button on screen two, the mouse jumps to screen two. The more screens present in a system, the more prevalent the problem becomes.
Enter openMobile 0.9....
OpenMobile communicates directly with each input device eliminating operating system overhead and allowing each device to be paired with an individual screen.
The end result is truly independent zones, a more responsive feel (due to the elimination of the OS overhead) and an even wider range of supported input devices (including haptic feedback mice and multitouch panels).