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.
Thread beginning with comment 553655
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[2]: Got to agree about smart TVs
by Macrat on Tue 26th Feb 2013 03:08 UTC in reply to "RE: Got to agree about smart TVs"
Member since:

So, yeah, I bought a new TV and I use antenna, and why not, in digital you get crystal clear reception in HD - and for free.

Lucky for you to be in range of a signal.

Even if you live in a large city, the broadcast towers can be too far away to get over the air TV.

Reply Parent Score: 2