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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RE[4]: HTML5
by moondevil on Mon 25th Feb 2013 20:35 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: HTML5"
moondevil
Member since:
2005-07-08

The sad thing is that I have to put up with web development contracts because all managers think that they need something cool in HTML5.

Based on my experience how these projects evolve, I will take a native application contract over any web related one, given the opportunity.

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RE[5]: HTML5
by Alfman on Mon 25th Feb 2013 21:56 in reply to "RE[4]: HTML5"
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

moondevil,

My experience goes the same way. It's probably the same shared experience developers have millions of times over. There's this obsession with HTML apps even when they're not as good as the local counterparts.

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