Monday, February 25, 2013

HP sells webOS rights to LG, to be used now in smart TVs

Looks like webOS has a new owner now. After being acquired by HP back in 2010 and then being made open source a year later, the mobile operating system has now been acquired by LG.

If you’re hoping to see some new smartphones and tablets from LG running webOS, however, you are in for a disappointment. LG has no such plans for webOS as of now and will only be using the OS to power its range of smart TVs. But that may not be such a bad thing. It’s at least better than seeing it slip slowly into oblivion in the hands of HP.
As part of the deal, LG will be acquiring the source code, documentation, engineering talent and related websites from HP. No information regarding the cost of acquisition was disclosed to the public.

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