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Displaying items by tag: WebOS

LG's most sophisticated range of Smart TVs, from the absolute top-of-the-line OLEDs, through to QNED Mini LED TVs and more have launched in Australia, and the full extended launch video is available to watch in this article.

Published in Home Tech

With a TV so much more than just a way to pick up free-to-air signals these days, and in 2021 brimming with smarts that allow streaming, gaming, access to apps, mirroring from devices and more, the news that LG's Smart TVs will Google's Stadia cloud gaming late this year is a natural and expected development.

Published in Home Tech
Wednesday, 19 August 2020 17:16

ABC updates iview for smart TVs

The ABC has updated its iview app for certain smart TVs, bringing them into line with the Android TV and Apple TV versions.

Published in Entertainment
Thursday, 05 January 2017 16:35

LG brings webOS and Alexa to smart fridge

LG is putting on show a new line of refrigerators at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show. The models have voice control and remote viewing courtesy of the LG webOS operating system which is used in its smart TVs.

Published in Home Tech
Wednesday, 24 August 2016 09:42

LG shows signs of clearer directions

LG is showing off its range of IPS LED and OLED commercial, and TV signage at Integrate 2016 – and its offerings range from a huge spectacular wave-shaped signage wall to 3.65mm thin OLED panels that mount flat on walls.

Thursday, 07 April 2016 12:06

Netflix recommends LG TV in Australia

Netflix have a criteria based recommendation for smart TV and much of LG’s new 2016 range got the tick.

Published in Entertainment

It was just Samsung spruiking the Internet of Things at CES, it’s big competitor LG was doing it too with the tagline ‘Innovation for a better life’.

Published in Internet of Things
Tuesday, 02 July 2013 18:04

HP has a smartphone in the works

Brave or what? An HP executive has revealed that the company has a smartphone under development.

Published in Core Dump
Thursday, 28 February 2013 10:51

HP offloads WebOS to LG

HP bought WebOS from Palm in 2010 for US$1.2B ostensibly to take on iOS and Android. Instead it rapidly proceeded to throw away its investment.

Published in Open Source
Tagged under
Friday, 27 January 2012 08:55

webOS going open source in September

HP has revealed the timetable for the release of webOS under an open source licence. Open webOS 1.0 is scheduled to appear in September.

Published in Strategy
Sunday, 11 December 2011 13:05

HP aims to revive webOS as open source software

HP has announced it will contribute the former Palm smartphone operating system, webOS, software to the open source community.

Published in Strategy

Microsoft has licensed AgreeYa Mobility to use its protocols for communication between mobile devices and Microsoft enterprise systems.

Published in Deals
Friday, 23 September 2011 07:46

HP replaces Leo Apotheker with Meg Whitman

After just 12 months at the helm of the world's largest computer company Hewlett-Packard, CEO Leo Apotheker has been axed and replaced with former eBay boss Meg Whitman. Formerly from SAP, Apotheker had presided over a year of turmoil at HP which saw widespread layoffs, department heads replaced, WebOS products dumped, a planned sell-off of the PC business and a plummeting stock price.

Published in Strategy
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 08:46

HP will produce final batch of TouchPads

HP today announced that it would produce a last batch of its webOS-based TouchPads to satisfy purchase requests received after having announced the tablet's withdrawal from sales: a move that resulted in a mad scamble for discounted TouchPads.

Published in Strategy
Tagged under
Tuesday, 23 August 2011 11:17

HP says webOS is far from dead

Days after giant PC maker Hewlett-Packard announced it would discontinue its device business supported by the webOS operating system, senior vice president Stephen DeWitt declared HP would continue to develop and evolve the troubled operating system, and he promised continued support for the defunct webOS based touchpad.

Published in Strategy
Monday, 22 August 2011 15:55

Want to buy HP TouchPad? For $99 sure!

With hoards of hungry tablet consumers clearing the shelves of HP TouchPads at Harvey Norman, it seems quite obvious that there's no shortage of demand for WebOS tablet devices. The only problem for HP was the price.

Published in Mobility

The shock announcement last week by Hewlett-Packard that it will dump its WebOS platform, its HP TouchPad and is seriously considering spinning off its massive PC business has the market in a spin and analysts questioning the wisdom of its strategy. At least some wonder whether HP's contrarian approach of moving out of hardware while other major players are going in the opposite direction will leave the IT giant exposed and vulnerable.

Published in Strategy

The credibility of the world's largest computer company Hewlett-Packard as a predictable IT supplier is under threat, the wake of its shock announcement today that it will in effect ditch its personal computing business, according to a leading analyst. However, the period of uncertainty may provide some opportunities for IT buyers to pick up some bargains.

Published in Strategy
Friday, 19 August 2011 08:56

Big changes ahead at HP

A major shakeup is underway at HP. The company has decided to drop webOS and is considering the divestiture of its PC business. It has boosted its enterprise software operations with a deal to acquire of Autonomy.

Published in Strategy

With 94% or almost 635m new PCs shipped by the end of 2011 to come with Windows 7, and on 42% of all PCs in total, Microsoft's Vista replacement is slowly but surely making its way up the charts, as Apple posts small gains and Linux based operating systems remain 'niche'.

Published in Home Tech
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