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 Bringbackanonposting on Mon 25th Feb 2013 21:23 UTC
Bringbackanonposting
Member since:
2005-11-16

Today you have a choice: SmartTV or not so smart.
Tomorrow they will all be the same price. You don't have to use the features if you don't want. Go with the flow, that's progress.

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by phoenix on Mon 25th Feb 2013 23:39 in reply to "Comment Title"
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

Until the "smart" crap that's hidden under menus you never use ... become *the* interface to the TV. ;)

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