Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 25th Feb 2013 14:15 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes "LG said today it was acquiring WebOS from Hewlett-Packard, with the intention to use the operating system not for its mobile phones, but in its smart televisions. With the deal, LG obtains the source code for WebOS, related documentation, engineering talent, and related WebOS Web sites. LG also gets HP licenses for use with its WebOS products, and patents HP obtained from Palm. The financial terms of the deal weren't disclosed." Completely and utterly pointless. Smart TVs are a dead end. The TV should just remain a dumb receiver for input - whether from a computer or console via cables, or wirelessly from a smartphone or tablet. Our phones and tablets are already smart so TVs don't have to be.
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Got to agree about smart TVs
by andrewclunn on Mon 25th Feb 2013 14:32 UTC
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Nothing is more frustrating than 'smart' devices that have one simple job, that they then can't do properly because they have too many features (aka bloatware). Printers are a good example of this. TVs are now as well. Volume, input source, on and off. That's all a new monitor / TV should need. (No, I didn't include channels because if you're using an antenna, then you're not buying new TVs anyways). Anything else is just asking for more ways for the damn thing to fail.

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