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webOS

(1) (Web OS) An operating system designed for Web use only. See Chrome OS.

(2) An open source Linux-based operating system for mobile devices sponsored by HP. Introduced with the Palm Pre in 2009, webOS features touchscreen operation and support for Web technologies such as JavaScript, CSS and HTML5. After HP's acquisition of Palm in 2010, webOS made its way into the HP TouchPad tablets for a short time. HP later dropped its smartphone and tablet lines, turning webOS into the open source "Open webOS." For more information, visit www.openwebosproject.org. See HP TouchPad and Palm.
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By expanding the number of markets where online payments via LG webOS Smart TVs will be accepted, this integration with Paymentwall will allow LG customers to enjoy a larger selection of paid content globally via the LG app store.
The webOS based solutions come with an inbuilt Wi-Fi, industrial design and conformal coating along with IPS Technology.
But instead, it is using different software that is based on LG's Open webOS.
LG also won six additional awards in the Communication Design categor y, including the webOS Smar t+ TV platfor m.
LG acquired webOS operating system technology from HP to power its next-generation Smart TV technology in February 2013.
18, 2011, Apotheker announced that HP planned to abandon WebOS, stop selling TouchPads and refocus itself on business products and services.
LG has agreed to acquire the source code, webOS engineering team and other assets from HP, in a deal announced Monday, the companies said in a press release.
KS), a consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances company, and technology solutions provider HP (NYSE:HPQ) announced on Monday the acquisition by LG of the webOS operating system technology from HP.
The Linux-based webOS was initially developed by Palm to
TELECOMWORLDWIRE-December 12, 2011-HP webOS software to be contributed to open source community(C)1994-2011 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.
NEW YORK: Hewlett-Packard (HP) said late on Friday that it is making its webOS mobile operating system available to the open source community and changed course on plans to abandon making tablets based on the platform.
8 November 2011 - Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ) is mulling over a potential disposal of its webOS software division, Reuters reported, quoting unnamed sources familiar with the matter.