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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lucas_maximus
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2009-08-18

Also there are "Smart Devices".

Set-top boxes, Blu-ray players etc can offer a traditional TV the SMART functionality much like consoles are today.

I think it would be great to have skype running on my TV. Or being able to use a tablet as an input device and seeing my tweets/skype convo being shown on the tv as well as responses while live events are being viewed.

I have just starting working with Smart TV like devices. There are a lot of possibilities for some very cool things.

I think there is a serious lack of imagination from Thom and some of the other posters. Pretty much every developer in our team is quite exciting by some of the really cool stuff we can build.

The sky really is the limit.

Edited 2013-02-26 20:35 UTC

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