LG Acquires WebOS From HP For Its Televisions

Posted February 25, 2013 at 4:42pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 5047 views

LG is acquiring WebOS, the once promising mobile operating system, from HP in a deal that includes software, engineering talent, and licenses, reports CNET.

LG is 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.

"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 CTO of LG Electronics.

LG says it will continue to support Palm users.

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Dollar man - February 25, 2013 at 6:47pm
I'd buy that for a dollar.
Electrifying - February 25, 2013 at 5:03pm
Patents
Camfella - February 25, 2013 at 4:52pm
So they will have Android on their phones and WebOS on their TV's, Why would they want to do that?
transeunt - February 25, 2013 at 11:17pm
…and Firefox OS on phones as well… options I guess, particularly given Samsung's dominance, and Google's Motorola purchase. Don't forget Samsung are hedging with Tizen as well.
rahhbriley - February 28, 2013 at 3:32am
So they can slowly move away from Android.
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