LG has just announced that it has acquired the much-troubled webOS from HP, reports CNET. But instead of using it to power smartphones or tablets, it's planning to roll out smart TVs which will make use of the OS.
Update: CNET has seems to have pulled the original story from its website. It's not clear yet whether that's a technical issue or a reflection on the story's veracity.
The deal will see LG take control of the source code for webOS, along with "related documentation, engineering talent, and related webOS websites." It also gets licenses from HP for use with its WebOS products, along with a slew of patents HP obtained from Palm. There's no word on how much the deal was worth.
The news lends weight to rumors which surfaced late last year, claiming that LG was working on a range of TVs which used webOS. Clearly, LG has had its eye on the software for some time.