webOS archive

  • Hands-on: LG WebOS TV review
    Televisions

    Hands-on: LG WebOS TV review

    By 7 January 2014

    WebOS, the mobile operating system created for Palm, is back, this time on a TV from LG. It was demoed on the company's stand at the giant consumer electronics tradeshow in Las Vegas, and Pocket-lint was invited ahead of the official first day to check...

  • LG's webOS interface for Smart TVs is now official, featuring BeanBird animated helper and more
    Televisions

    LG's webOS interface for Smart TVs is now official, featuring BeanBird animated helper and more

    By 6 January 2014

    LG Electronics is at the 2014 CES tradeshow in Las Vegas, where the company has unveiled its newest Smart TV platform. Called webOS, the platform doubles as an operating system. It's essentially a user interface for LG Smart TVs, and it enables developers...

  • LG teases WebOS interface ahead of official Monday reveal
    Home Cinema

    LG teases WebOS interface ahead of official Monday reveal

    By 6 January 2014

    LG has confirmed the user interface for its WebOS-line of televisions at CES 2014, without revealing too many details. The company posted a quick teaser on its South Korean blog on Sunday evening. It said webOS will be found on more than 70 per cent...

  • LG webOS TV with sleek Card based operating system leaks ahead of CES
    Televisions

    LG webOS TV with sleek Card based operating system leaks ahead of CES

    By 2 January 2014

    We've seen more news from LG in the last week than anyone, but this leaked photo of its 2014 TV, with a sleek new webOS, still excites us the most. If this is accurate it could mean an entirely new operating system for LG Smart TVs that, in a TV first....

  • LG's first webOS smart TV to be shown at CES
    Televisions

    LG's first webOS smart TV to be shown at CES

    By 19 December 2013

    LG will unveil its first webOS television at CES from 7 January. It will be a debut for the operating system it purchased from HP in an LG smart TV. Company researcher Hong Sung-pyo revealed the news during a semiconductor event in Seoul. He also announced...

  • HP looking to make smartphone comeback
    Phones

    HP looking to make smartphone comeback

    By 1 July 2013

    HP is to re-enter the smartphone market, claims one of the company's executives in Asia. And it "will give a differentiated experience". Yam Su Yin, HP's senior director of consumer PCs and tablets, Asia-Pacific, told The Indian Express that the company...

  • Unreleased webOS touchscreen handset leaks, leaving us to reminisce
    Phones

    Unreleased webOS touchscreen handset leaks, leaving us to reminisce

    By 24 April 2013

    Palm fanatics, get ready for some heart-wrenching news. An unreleased WebOS smartphone dubbed the "WindsorNot" and originally set to launch in 2012, has leaked online. It reveals a design modeled after the 9.7-inch TouchPad, bringing a full touch experience...

  • LG buys WebOS from HP to power its smart TVs
    Televisions

    LG buys WebOS from HP to power its smart TVs

    By 25 February 2013

    LG has reportedly bought WebOS from HP with the intention of using the operating system to power its new range of smart TVs.  The operating system comes from the now-extinct Palm smartphones and was purchased by HP to use on tablets and phones. Apart...

  • HP Open webOS set for September launch
    Phones

    HP Open webOS set for September launch

    By 26 January 2012

    Back in December HP finally made up its mind on the fate of webOS, stating that it would make the mobile operating system open source in the hope that it will live on by being used by companies looking for an alternative to Android or Windows Phone 7....

  • HP webOS goes open source, will HTC now make a webOS phone?
    Phones

    HP webOS goes open source, will HTC now make a webOS phone?

    By 9 December 2011

    HP has finally made up its mind on the fate of webOS on Friday saying that it will make the mobile operating system open source in the hope that it will live on by being used by companies like HTC looking for a alternative to Android and Windows Phone...

  • HP evaluating sale of webOS
    Online

    HP evaluating sale of webOS

    By 8 November 2011

    HP is reportedly weighing up a deal that could see webOS sold for "hundreds of millions of dollars". Although that sounds like an awful lot of money for an operating system that arguably plays fourth or fifth fiddle in the smartphone and tablet arena,...

  • HP keeping PC division after all
    Phones

    HP keeping PC division after all

    By 27 October 2011

    HP today announced that it has completed its evaluation of strategic alternatives for its Personal Systems Group (PSG) and has decided the unit will remain part of the company after all. “HP objectively evaluated the strategic, financial and operational...

  • HP: webOS not dead, still coming to printers
    Online

    HP: webOS not dead, still coming to printers

    By 5 October 2011

    HP might have publicly ditched its tablet, rumoured to be in talks to sell webOS to Amazon, and basically doing all it can to hamper the mobile operating system, but that hasn’t stopped the company continuing on its path of putting the OS into its printer...

  • Amazon webOS deal rumoured
    Tablets

    Amazon webOS deal rumoured

    By 30 September 2011

    ­Amazon could be about to buy webOS from HP according to sources in the US. "A well-placed source tells us that HP is currently looking to rid itself of Palm as soon as possible, and that Amazon is the closest to finalising the deal, among a handful...

  • Qualcomm not buying webOS, but will support platform
    Phones

    Qualcomm not buying webOS, but will support platform

    By 15 September 2011

    Qualcomm has exclusively told Pocket-lint that it will continue to invest and support webOS in the future, but has ruled itself out of buying the operating system itself. "We are happy to support webOS, whoever buys it," said Cristiano Amon, senior vice...

  • HTC looking to ditch Android in favour of own OS?
    Phones

    HTC looking to ditch Android in favour of own OS?

    By 12 September 2011

    HTC, the undisputed king of Android before Samsung came along and stole all the glory, could be looking to buy its own OS, in a move that could lead to it ditching its Google ties. Speculation has heated up due to Cher Wang, the chairwoman of the Taiwanese...

  • HP TouchPad fire-sale set to continue with one more batch coming
    Tablets

    HP TouchPad fire-sale set to continue with one more batch coming

    By 7 September 2011

    If you thought that the HP TouchPad fire-sale was over, then think again as the company has confirmed that one more batch of the webOS-powered tablet will go into production. And, although HP's Mark Budgell doesn't state how many units will be made in...

  • Vodafone Palm Pre 3 on sale at Carphone Warehouse
    Phones

    Vodafone Palm Pre 3 on sale at Carphone Warehouse

    By 2 September 2011

    The HP Pre3 has gone on sale in the UK at Carphone Warehouse, the phone retailer has told Pocket-lint. The phone, which has had a bumpy ride after HP announced that it was dumping all webOS hardware on the eve of the Pre 3 launch, is only available on...

  • Samsung CEO: We will "never' pursue webOS
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    Samsung CEO: We will "never' pursue webOS

    By 2 September 2011

    Samsung’s CEO, Choi Gee Sung, has said that the company will "never" pursue a deal with HP over licensing the company’s webOS platform for its smartphones and tablets. The comments, made at IFA in Berlin, Germany, is likely to be a blow to HP if...

  • OTA update en route for HP TouchPad
    Tablets

    OTA update en route for HP TouchPad

    By 30 August 2011

    The TouchPad story bonanza continues, this time with the news that the tablet will benefit from an over the air update that brings with it new functionality.  Following the recent £89 TouchPad fire sale, HP is reporting huge activation spikes and up...

  • 10 alternative uses for an £89 HP TouchPad
    Tablets

    10 alternative uses for an £89 HP TouchPad

    By 29 August 2011

    When HP announced it was abandoning webOS and the price of the HP TouchPad plummeted in some stores to the ridiculously generous £89, it caused such a frenzied rush to nab one that few stopped to think about what they'd do with it when it arrived. After...

  • HP Boss: We're not quitting PC business
    Tablets

    HP Boss: We're not quitting PC business

    By 25 August 2011

    Remember when HP said that it was quitting the PC business? Well, it didn't - erase those thoughts from your memory. That's the message from Paul Hunter, head of HP PSG UK and Ireland, in an open letter that was sent to the Pocket-lint inbox. "I’d like...

  • HP TouchPad UK price drops to £89
    Tablets

    HP TouchPad UK price drops to £89

    By 22 August 2011

    HP has dropped the price of its HP TouchPad in the UK, following a $99 fire sale in the US that saw stock instantly fly of the shelves.  HP has yet to confirm the price drop themselves, however that hasn't stopped Dixons Store Group, that operates Currys...

  • HP on webOS: It is not dead yet
    Phones

    HP on webOS: It is not dead yet

    By 22 August 2011

    If you’ve been following the tech news you’ll know that HP has recently killed a number of smartphones, including the TouchPad, Pre and Veer, that it has only recently launched around the world.  For many, that news meant that webOS was being killed...

  • HP dumps webOS: Industry reaction
    Laptops

    HP dumps webOS: Industry reaction

    By 19 August 2011

    In the second shock news story of the week, HP has announced that it will be ditching its webOS devices, including the recently launched HP TouchPad and the Pre3. The news comes hot of the heels of Google's recent announcement about its acquisition of...