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[Ars] WebOS is alive and it’s coming to a television near you—thanks to LG

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CNET reports electronics giant LG will acquire webOS from HP to use it for its smart televisions division. But there are no plans for webOS to be integrated into any mobile devices, as LG already has a thriving mobile division with its handsets and Android smartphones.

"It creates a new path for LG to offer an intuitive user experience and Internet services across a range of consumer electronics devices," said Skott Ahn, president and chief technology officer of LG Electronics Inc., as reported by CNET. The deal would give LG the rights to all of the source code for webOS, its documentation and engineers, and all of the related websites, as well as HP’s licenses for use with webOS products and all of the patents HP inherited from Palm. However, HP will hold on to the webOS cloud services division, which includes the app catalog and the backend services that interact with the operating system.

WebOS is alive and it’s coming to a television near you—thanks to LG


Kinda wonder where this will go.

Once a top end phone OS, now relegated to a second rate TV OS.
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I actually liked WebOS when it first launched, I thought it was intuitive and showed alot of potential. Sadly HP was too cheap to invest more into its development. So while Android and iOS are running around in their big boy pants, WebOS is still in virtual diapers.
Hopefully LG will do something good with the technology.
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LG has one of the best, if not the best TV UIs, at least the last time I checked it was better than Samsung's, I hope they use webOS to improve upon that.
 
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