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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HTML5
by swift11 on Mon 25th Feb 2013 16:39 UTC
swift11
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2012-08-23

webOS, Tizen, Opera, etc.: smart TVs = HTML5 ecosystem

http://html5test.com/results/television.html

Edited 2013-02-25 16:40 UTC

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RE: HTML5
by moondevil on Mon 25th Feb 2013 16:55 in reply to "HTML5"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

All doomed to fail...

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RE[2]: HTML5
by No it isnt on Mon 25th Feb 2013 18:52 in reply to "RE: HTML5"
No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

I wouldn't bet on it. Apart from the games, most of the important mobile apps, i.e. those that mainly are concerned with pushing information this way and that, could probably be written in HTML5.

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RE: HTML5
by Nelson on Mon 25th Feb 2013 18:10 in reply to "HTML5"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

webOS, Tizen, Opera, etc.: smart TVs = HTML5 ecosystem

http://html5test.com/results/television.html


It's hilarious that people still believe that this will happen.

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