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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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LG's webOS Smart TV platform is designed to make finding and switching between content options -- including broadcast TV, streaming services and external devices -- intuitive and fast.
Not only does the webOS Hotel TV allow guests to receive information about the hotel s facilities or nearby attractions, guests can also use it to watch movies and TV programs.
Looking back, WebOS was initially developed by a company called Palm which was later on acquired by HP and has made the platform as an open source, later on it was dubbed as Open webOS.
Kim said that webOS platform has a simple user interface than Google's Android and all its smart TV models will run this operating system.
LG will lead the Open WebOS and Enyo open-source projects as part of the deal, the company said.
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HP said it will continue to work on and support webOS, but the software platform will become open source, meaning that developers anywhere can tinker with it as they wish and it will be available for anyone to use free of charge.
For webOS app development, the company has 20 app developers proficient in using webOS 3.
Starting from Au399, the touchscreen gadget can sync information with WebOS phones without the use of wires or even pressing buttons.
Combining cutting edge hardware with a world-class operating system, the HP TouchPad powered by webOS takes the user experience to a new level.
HP has the responsibility to license webOS to these manufacturers of phones and tablet PCs.
The world and his best girl knew that HP wasn't stopping at WebOS email printers with its shiny new intellectual property.