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webOS smart watch in works?

webOS smart watch in works?

Yup, LG may be working on a webOS-based smart watch. The Korean company said it will use the platform it acquired from HP on its smart TVs, but it looks like they are preparing to bring it to wearables, as well. Details are scarce at the moment and all we have is a teaser at…

HP looking to sell webOS mobile patents?

HP looking to sell webOS mobile patents?

When HP sold webOS to LG, it kept Palm’s mobile patent portfolio and webOS cloud services. Two companies agreed on a licensing deal instead, that would allow LG to make webOS-based products (TVs) while paying royalties to HP. The good news for HP is that it can still sell those patents to third parties, and…

LG “G TV” trademark signals upcoming Google TV device?

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There’s no secret that Google TV hasn’t been the biggest success since it launched almost three years ago. Arguably, LG has been the loyalist manufacturer when it comes to supporting the failed Google experiment. Now the Korean OEM could be developing another Google TV box on the low, as it just recently trademarked the name…

LG to buy webOS from HP for its smart TVs

HP's Open webOS 1.0 now available for hackers and developers

According to multiple reports, LG is poised to buy webOS from HP. Developed by Palm, webOS was well-regarded when it launched, but never gained traction against Android and iOS. The mobile operating system, along with the rest of Palm, was purchased by HP and promptly discarded when Leo Apotheker took over as CEO of HP.…

Video: Open webOS ported to Nexus 7!

Video: Open webOS ported to Nexus 7!

Savvy developers keep webOS live and have recently managed to cram it into the Nexus 7. As you’re about to see in a video, Google’s 7-inch tablet can handle this platform fairly well, though not all of the capabilities are working just yet. Still, you can connect to a Wi-Fi hotspot and browse the web…

WebOS resurrected as an Android app

WebOS resurrected as an Android app

Not everyone liked HP’s idea to effectively abandon webOS. Developer community embraced the company’s decision to open source the OS and group of enthusiast behind the Phoenix project is now doing something to resurrect one of the fanciest mobile platforms ever. For a start, they launched a mobile application that brings the whole OS along…

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