There seems to be some confusion over the timing of the announcement, but it appears that Korean consumer electronics maker LG has acquired webOS from HP and plans to use it to power the company's HDTV sets.
Between the failure of Palm’s webOS platform after HP took over and that company’s ongoing financial headaches, the news that most of the remaining development team for the open-source Enyo framework is heading for the exits should be little surprise.
If you didn't get your Steve Jobs action figure, then you sure better do it soon, because Cupertino is putting the legal smack down on the Chinese manufacturer -- and more stories just like this tucked away in this week's scorching red hot barn burner of the top ten hot Apple stories you might have missed this week.
Did everyone party like it’s 2012 over the weekend? 2011 is done and over with, and while the last batch of “best/worst of” lists continue to trickle out, we’re looking ahead to the New Year and what it may bring, with the Consumer Electronics Show kicking off next week and Mobile World Congress next month. Of course, neither of those events are places where Apple historically rears its head, but stay tuned as we dig up all the latest from Cupertino this year. That includes today, so read on for the first few nuggets from Monday, January 2, 2012.
Struggling to get through the day so you can do it all over again tomorrow, then indulge in some form of turkey product on Thursday? We feel your pain, and if you’re sick of sifting through all the early Black Friday promotions in search of some real news, then look no further -- here’s the bits and pieces that are shaking loose from the newswire for this Tuesday, November 22, 2011.
Maybe you were an early adopter and just had to have the newest iPad-killer when it was released, or maybe you are someone who just couldn't resist the fire sales over the last few weeks; either way, if you have an HP TouchPad, you are probably wondering what you are going to do with it since HP kicked it, and its webOS operating system, to the curb.
Well, good news. Apparently a development team has found a way to run a version of Android on the HP device.
If you need further evidence that 2011 is the “Year of the iPad” and not the “Year of the Tablet,” take a gander at Best Buy, who reportedly ordered up 270,000 HP TouchPad tablets and has only found homes for 25,000 of them -- not good news for HP, who is announcing quarterly earnings on Wednesday.
As we edge closer to September, the August rumor cycle begins steaming up. Will September 7 prove the magic day? Will the iPhone 5 make its appearance? Will you be able to buy it that day? And what about this mysterious discount iPhone we keep hearing about? Prepaid? All in the cloud? What gives?
Remember that weekend sale we told you about last Friday that could nab you the HP TouchPad for a cool $100 off the retail price? Take your time, there’s no hurry -- HP has now made the price cut permanent in its race to make webOS the number two spot in the tablet market.
Apple rules the tablet roost with the iPad, but that isn’t stopping others from trying to shake its golden eggs from the nest. Case in point: HP is running a promotion this weekend only for its webOS-driven TouchPad, making this slick competitor a better value than the iPad -- if you act fast.