Junko Yoshida, EETimes
(1/7/2014 03:54 PM EST)
LAS VEGAS — LG Electronics has breathed new life into webOS -- a mobile operating system originally developed by Palm. The OS was acquired by Hewlett Packard at whopping $1.2 billion in the spring of 2010, but the project -- HP’s smartphones and tablets based on webOS -- was discontinued only a year later in the midst of turmoil among HP’s management.
This time around, the storied OS, after its tormented history, is redesigned as an operating system that powers the Korean giant’s new smart TV platform. The webOS development team formerly at HP -- estimated to be a few hundred engineers -- found a new home at LG’s Silicon Valley Lab based in Santa Clara, Calif.
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