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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What will happen in 3-4 years with a smart tv..

1) Try to plug in usb disk into 3-4 year old smart tv... Dang it doesn't support usb 4.0 devices
2) find adapter cable, plug it in.
3) Dang, smart tv doesn't support this new super codec.
4) Buy new smart tv($800) or converter box ($50) that has more intelligence than older smart tv.

You might have the same problems with a converter box,but you only paid $50 for it, and replacing it is incredibly more simple than swapping out your tv.

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