Posts tagged as: webOS

LG Releases Open Source Version of WebOS

LG today made an open version of the webOS platform available to developers and the public. Anyone can download webOS Open Source Edition from LG’s web site and use the the code for whatever they wish. WebOS was originally developed by Palm for smartphones and later cultivated by HP before being purchased by LG. LG chiefly uses the […]

LG to Add Mobile Component to TVs Via WebOS 3.0

LG will use its webOS platform to let smartphone owners connect directly to their smart TV. The company plans to show off new TV sets at the CES trade show next month. The TVs will feature LG’s webOS 3.0 smart TV platform, which has been improved with a handful of new features. A tool called […]

HP Shopping WebOS Patents

HP is looking to sell its mobile technology patents in order to improve its financial footing, reports Bloomberg. Most of the patents pertain to webOS, which HP acquired when it bought Palm in 2010. HP killed off Palm’s devices in 2011 and eventually open-sourced webOS before selling the operating system to LG. HP has approached […]

LG to Buy WebOS from HP – Will Used in TVs not Cells

LG today revealed that it has agreed to acquire the webOS operating system from HP for an undisclosed sum. LG said it has no intension to use webOS in mobile phones, as it is happy to use Google’s Android mobile operating system in its smartphones. Instead, LG plans to take advantage of webOS in its […]

HP Spins Off WebOS Team as New Subsidiary Called Gram

HP has confirmed that it has carved a new niche for its webOS team, now called Gram, which will be responsible for the remnants of webOS and its the Enyo project. Gram is a wholly-owned subsidiary that will be run by HP. Gram will continue to deliver the HTML5-based Enyo code to the open source […]

Pew Underscores Technology Gap in US – 19% with Tablets, 22% Without Any Internet Access

A new Pew study has emphasized the rift in technology adoption for the US. About 19 percent of Americans have a tablet of some sort, researches said, and as many have an e-reader. A full 22 percent of Americans, however, had no Internet access at all, a figure that has remained largely constant since 2009. […]

Pew Shows Smartphones Now Majority in US

More Americans now own smartphones than basic cellphones, Pew Internet deduced on Thursday. By looking at those who either said they had a smartphone or mentioned it using a smartphone platform, the study found that 53 percent of American cellphone owners had a smartphone as of February. With 88 percent of the entire adult American […]

NPD Shows HP Second in US Tablet Share for Most of 2011

HP, not Samsung, was the ruler of non-iPad tablets in the US for the first ten months of the year, the NPD Group​ said in a new study. With just 1.2 million tablets sold at retail across every company outside of Apple, HP was the leader in the country at 17 percent, or 204,000, sold […]

HP Taps Merrill Lynch to Sell WebOS Unit

HP is seriously exploring the possibility of selling the webOS division outright, four insiders said Monday night. The company has brought on Bank of America Merrill Lynch to decide whether or not it makes sense to sell the group, the sources told Reuters. An asking price might run into the “hundreds of millions” of dollars, […]

HP Ships Major TouchPad WebOS Update

WebOS chief Ari Jaaksi said on his blog that an update is available for the HP Touchpad. Among the new features and improvements in version 3.0.4 of webOS are better camera support, connectivity for non-HP phones, improved messaging, and a tweaked UI. The over-the-air update is being applied automatically. Jaaksi also noted that over 1,000 […]

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