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.
Permalink for comment 553672
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Fergy
Member since:
2006-04-10

Not to exaggerate the analogy, but the modern laptop itself is the pinnacle of this notion that everything should be built in to minimizing the dependence of external addons. Very few consumers object to having these features built in even if they don't intend to use them (SD card, camera, mic, bluetooth, etc).

You have to go all the way with your analogy. In smarttvs you get something that looks like the real thing(a tablet) but isn't as fast, fun, smooth, easy etc.
So your smart laptop would have an sd card, camera, mic, bluetooth that are of such low quality that you would rather attach a seperate sd card, camera, mic, bluetooth.

Reply Parent Score: 2