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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by asdfasdf on Mon 25th Feb 2013 17:55 UTC
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TVs don't need to be made smart - it's been proven over and over that they'll never take off... until Apple comes out with a solution that sets the world on fire. Then of course, Google and others will shamelessly rip it off, and Thom will sit here and defend their actions, declaring Apple's solution to be "obvious"... "Apple is the great satan for trying to claim ownership over something the rest of us have had our heads wrapped around for the last twenty years...." blah, blah, blah... mark my words.

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