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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Most people's use of a computer basically boils down to facebook... For this use a tablet is more than adequate, as is a TV, and both are far more consumer friendly than a noisy computer running an OS that requires third party additions and regular maintenance on the part of the user to stop it from becoming malware infested.
Plus most people already have a TV, and these features don't cost much if anything extra to implement over a dumb TV set, so before too long all of them will have such features.

Look at camera phones, they cannot compare to a high quality camera but they are more than adequate for 95% of users, so very few end users buy separate cameras anymore.

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