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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Alfman
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2011-01-28

Fergy,

"The problem with smarttvs is that the 'smart' is integrated. If you have removable smarts you don't have a smarttv anymore. At best you have a tv with supplied settop box."

Is there a real point to this or are you just arguing over semantics? Why can't a smart tv have an upgradable computer slot? In any case I'm more interested in discussing the technological aspects than arguing over semantics.

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