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webOS will reappear as a TV set at CES


News by Andrew Kameka on Thursday December 19, 2013.

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Palm webOS never quite took off in the mobile sphere, even after HP acquired Palm and failed to release a successful product running the software. LG purchased the rights to webOS and now plans to see if the OS designed for being on the go can be more effective as an OS designed for sitting on the couch.

ZDNet reports that LG will debut a smart TV running webOS at next month's CES event in Las Vegas. LG researcher Hong Sung-pyo has said that the television will have a 2.2 GHz dual-core processor and 1.5GB of RAM in order to facilitate the web-connected services that it is sure to run. How exactly it will run remains to be seen. You can bet that there will be some kind of browser and some targeted apps for things like Netflix, but it will be interesting to see how webOS makes the transition from the small screens of Palm's handsets to massive TV sets.

LG said webOS would be a "gamechanger" when it purchased rights to use the software, so we'll soon see how it changes the game with Apple TV, Chromecast, Google TV, and Roku. We'll be at CES to see the fruits of that labor.

source: ZDNet (Korean), via: The Verge

 
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