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 kristoph on Mon 25th Feb 2013 19:58 UTC
kristoph
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I don't really 'get' the TV as I have not owned one for over a decade. I do, on occasion, watch Netflix, or buy stuff from iTunes.

However, I can't help but note that these same arguments against smart TV's were made against smart phones and phones with cameras, phones and music players, and so on and so forth.

I guess the point I will make is that smart tv's are pointless today because the real value add has not yet ben found but I do think that the right product, whatever it is, will emerge and will really drive the smart tv segment.

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