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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So Sad
by runjorel on Mon 25th Feb 2013 14:53 UTC
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This is truly a sad day for me. Android and iOS and even WP8 have come a long way and I appreciate them for what they are. But I still look at WebOS and think, "That makes more sense to me". I think WebOS was prettier too. The hardware sucked. But I still think WebOS had something.

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