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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Integration wins
by bfr99 on Mon 25th Feb 2013 17:41 UTC
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One box is always better than two. One screen, one power supply, one case, no fiddly cables, no obscure network configuration, etc. This translates of course into lower costs.
The usual argument for multiple devices is that you can upgrade them individually but this is a weak argument when the devices are software update-able.
The goal is to have a TV which can provide instant video on demand from an essentially infinite supply.

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