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.
Despite an impressive debut two years ago for the Palm Pre, the smartphone’s slick webOS software was hampered by a poor keyboard and questionable build quality and soon largely forgotten. Flash-forward to Wednesday, and Palm’s new owners at HP have thrown back the curtain on the second coming of webOS, now ready to take on iOS and Android on both smartphones as well as the tablet platform.
Palm, whiners of the tech universe, got pwned by the USB Implementers
Forum after complaining about iTunes blocking the Pre from syncing. If
you haven’t been following the Palm vs. Apple drama, here’s a quick
Oh, Palm Pre, how
dearly you wish you were an iPhone, going so far as to trick iTunes
into recognizing you as such. But, you know what, Pre? You're not an
iPhone. You're never going to be an iPhone no matter how many times you
update your OS.