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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lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

Actually most manufacturers are differentiating on the design not the specs.

Also I don't think you are quite getting the idea of a convergence device.

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Lobotomik Member since:
2006-01-03

Oh ain't I? I should've asked you first. If I only could understand what you mean.

But I think you don't quite get that what I don't want is to put a mediocre convergence device within an expensive TV set where I cannot upgrade it without replacing the whole thing.

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swift11 Member since:
2012-08-23

Most people here don't seem to read the comments so I'll repeat a previous post: Samsung has an "evolution kit"

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Then just don't use the SMART part of the TV ... DONE!

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