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WebOS is back… and this time it’s on (LG) smart TVs

The first internet-connected televisions running webOS software are set to hit the streets this year. LG acquired the assets of webOS from HP after the computer maker basically scrapped its webOS smartphone and tablet division. But LG had no plans to launch its own mobile devices powered by webOS. Instead the company has adapted the […]

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Lilbits (01-02-2014): Microsoft Surface Pro 2 gets a speed boost

The Microsoft Surface Pro 2 is a 10.6 inch tablet with a full HD display, an Intel Haswell processor, digital pen input, and basically everything you could want from a modern laptop. It just happens to come in the shape of a tablet… with an optional keyboard cover. When the Surface Pro 2 launched in […]

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HP TouchPad could eventually run Android apps without leaving webOS (Kickstarter)

HP discontinued the HP TouchPad tablet nearly two years ago — just a few months after launching the 9.7 inch tablet running webOS software. The company also stopped making webOS hardware and started the process of converting webOS to an open source project and eventually selling it to LG for use on televisions. While that […]

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webOS isn’t (entirely) dead… LG’s buying it to use for smart TVs

About 18 months after HP pulled the plug on all of its phones and tablets running webOS, it looks like the operating system might have found a new home. HP has spent much of the last year converting webOS into an open source project and ostensibly looking for partners that might license it for use […]

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Open webOS ported to the Nexus 7, runs nicely (Video)

It’s been a year and a half since HP stopped selling phones and tablets running the webOS operating system. But since then HP has transitioned webOS into an open source operating system and we’ve seen early builds ported to existing devices such as the Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone and Asus Transformer Pad tablet. Now the […]

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Phoenix Devices gets Open webOS to run as an Android app

Since HP released the source code for Open webOS, we’ve seen developers port the operating system to run on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and other devices such as the Asus Transformer Prime tablet. But one day you may be able to run Open webOS on your Android phone or tablet without even rebooting. The folks […]