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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Good point.
by brostenen on Mon 25th Feb 2013 19:14 UTC
brostenen
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I can see both. Smart or not smart.
What a blessing, that U do not have to connect you'r phone, because the tv can do the same.

What blessing, that you'r tv is only a monitor, and you have to connect everything, in order to use those features on the tv.

Wait...
My point is this. Why not do both? Have both types on the market and in the stores?
People should be able to CHOOSE what a type of device they want. If you want a tv with WebOS on it. Fine. Then buy one.
If you just want a monitor, for all you'r devices, then fine. Go buy that.
What I DONT UNDERSTAND is, why on earth are they still making tv's with only a tuner and a cardreader in it?

You should only have the choice between fully loaded os-device driven tv's, or a simple monitor, wich can display whatever you want, from whatever device you choose to plug in it.

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