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.
If you survived Valentine's Day yesterday, the good news is many of us will be enjoying a three-day weekend to take advantage of the President's Day sales on Monday. So before we all part company for 72 hours, let's take a quick walk through the five best stories that went down on Thursday, including one truly bizarre tale involving HP and a rock and roll legend...
We were among the few, the proud who lined up outside their nearest Sprint dealer exactly three years ago tomorrow to buy the Palm Pre, the first device to feature the company’s innovative webOS software. While the device went back to the store two weeks later (never could get past that awful chiclet keyboard!), we remained fascinated by the platform, all the way to its bitter end last year with the HP TouchPad. Now you can relive the platform’s entire sad history, along with everything else happening this Tuesday, June 5, 2012.
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.
It’s been an interesting week in the tech world, particularly for fans of “personalized reader” apps who now have a trio of solid choices that work on screens small and large (thanks to the new Google Currents and both Zite and Flipboard going universal on the iPhone). Hey, maybe you’re even reading this right now from your Currents app -- if so, you probably want to get on with the day’s news, so here’s the best and brightest from Friday, December 9, 2011.
Rest in peace, webOS, we hardly know ye! HP announced today that "it will discontinue operations for webOS devices, specifically the TouchPad and webOS phones." The company plans to seek out other ways to monetize the operating system and software, though exactly how is unclear at this time. Regardless, it won't be through their own devices moving forward.
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.
Rumors, rumors, everywhere rumors, the iPhone 5 is coming! But when? And does it look like the sweet picture in our gallery? We can only hope. That's a hot tip all right, and it matches some other bits of information coming in, so it looks like we're down to team September release or team October. But what other hot news what shaking the Applesphere this week? Let's have a look see, shall we?