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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Its actually much better to put the intelligence in an external device that can be updated/swapped out regularly.

It is better for consumers, but what is better for business.
You have to put your TV on display next to other TVs that have Facebook built in.

I agree that it is much better for consumers. Same thing with automobiles. I don't want a big touch screen with GPS, navigation and mp3 playback.
I want a slot for me to dock whatever I want there.

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