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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Bill Shooter of Bul
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The problem with "smart tv's" is that they aren't smart they are terrible and not likely to get smart enough to be usable any time soon. Its actually much better to put the intelligence in an external device that can be updated/swapped out regularly. Its sort of like how dumb keyboards are better than "smart" voice recognition. Maybe not forever, but right now the technology isn't smart enough. Definitively not worth paying a premium for.

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