LG's WebOS TV Hands-On: An Awesome Resurrection

Yesterday we got the official word that LG would be using WebOS as the brains for 78-percent of its upcoming smart TVs. There was a lot to like about WebOS back when it ran on smartphones, but we were a bit skeptical about how it would fair in a smart TV. After all, smart TV user interfaces are almost universally bad.… » 1/07/14 7:10pm 1/07/14 7:10pm

LG's Bringing Back WebOS to Run Its Smart TVs

It's official, LG really is incorporating an open WebOS into its 2014 lineup of smart TVs. That includes everything from the curved 55 to 77-inch OLED models all the way up to the curved 105 inch monstrosity you'll never get through the front door. » 1/06/14 11:45am 1/06/14 11:45am

HP CEO Promises a Smartphone's Coming Because of Course It Is

After purchasing Palm, putting webOS on smartphones and tablets, and then giving up, it seems that HP has finally decided it needs to offer a smartphone. Pressured on the point in an interview with Fox Business, HP's CEO Meg Whitman said that the company "ultimately has to offer a smartphone." But when, where, how, and… » 9/14/12 11:08am 9/14/12 11:08am

HP's Open Source WebOS Code Has Arrived. Will Anyone Actually Use It?

There's almost no reason for any normal person to get excited about the beta release of open source WebOS, but for those of us who still can't come to grips with the fact that Palm's stunted mobile OS was an abject failure, there's still a faint beacon of light to soothe the soul. » 8/31/12 1:31pm 8/31/12 1:31pm

WebOS Lives! (Update: And HP's Still Making Tablets)

In the most dramatic stay of execution since Robin Hood shot an arrow through Little John's noose, HP has decided that webOS will live on as open source. And there was much merriment and backslappery throughout the land! Also: good work, HP. This couldn't have worked out better. » 12/09/11 1:42pm 12/09/11 1:42pm