January's CES will see LG show off its new Smart TV range, starring the latest 3.0 update to its webOS platform with its "magic" features.
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When you're buying a TV, you have to satisfy a bunch of different criteria. Price, size, features, picture quality — all these matter in a different way to different people. You usually have to make some compromises, too, and you'll usually end up picking something around the middle of the pack. Enter the LG LF6300 — it's not an Ultra HD or super-luxe OLED TV, but is still LG's best 1080p LED TV for the year of 2015.
Rumours have circulated for some time now about LG working on an open, webOS-powered smart TV. Now, a leaked image provides a glimpse at what that might actually look like.
Remember that time Chubby Checker wanted to sue HP over a penis-measuring WebOS app that was also called "Chubby Checker"? There's more fun to come: ol' Chubs just got the go-ahead to sue the pants off HP.
LG has announced that it has acquired the much-troubled webOS from HP. But instead of using it to power smartphones or tablets, it's planning to roll out smart TVs that will make use of the OS.
Remember WebOS? That dinky little operating system seemingly abandoned by its parent, HP during a mid-life tech company-style crisis? After HP started to recover from its slight brain explosion, it open-sourced the WebOS platform, and now the first untethered alpha version of the software has been spotted on one of the best tablets around: the Nexus 7.
Google TV was a wonderful idea, but there's no denying that it's flopped. LG has a new idea though, and it's reportedly developing a line of TVs powered by the newly open-source webOS platform.
After purchasing Palm, putting webOS on smartphones and tablets, and then giving up, it seems that HP has finally decided it needs to offer a smartphone. Pressured on the point in an interview with Fox Business, HP's CEO Meg Whitman said that the company "ultimately has to offer a smartphone." But when, where, how, and what are still up in the air.
There's almost no reason for any normal person to get excited about the beta release of open source WebOS, but for those of us who still can't come to grips with the fact that Palm's stunted mobile OS was an abject failure, there's still a faint beacon of light to soothe the soul.
Poor little webOS, it just can't catch a break. Now a large chunk of HP's webOS team is leaving the company and moving on to Google.
Jon Rubinstein, the former Apple exec, godfather of webOS and CEO of Palm, has left HP, reports AllThingsD. The move isn't too surprising as the writing has been on the wall since he left HP's Palm unit last summer to move to a lesser role at HP's Personal Systems Group.
When HP kinda, sorta killed webOS as a money making endeavour, they promised to keep it alive as an open source project, but offered little in the way of concrete details. According to The Verge they've partially pulled back the curtain, revealing that Open webOS 1.0 should arrive in September.