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WebOS now LuneOS for Mobile as LG begins to use it in their Products
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WebOS now LuneOS for Mobile as LG begins to use it in their Products

It’s official, dear Reader! OpenWebOS now LuneOS for Mobile according to the LG Electronics Team working on developing the Platform to be the brains behind their Smart TV’s and possibly Mobile devices. WebOS had gotten a new owner in the form of South Korea based LG Electronics who had decided to develop a line of Smart TV and an ecosystem of connected Gadgets via the Internet of Things as described in The Internet of Things – Our AI’s State of Connectedness after purchasing the licenses for on Open Source WebOS Platform from Palm in February 2014, at the time owned by HP.WebOS, that plucky Operating System that got no love right before HP (Hewlett Packard) killed off their PC and Tablet business on Sunday August 21st 2011 as I’d reported in WebOS powered HP TouchPad for US$99 – ...
HP allows webOS to go Open source
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HP allows webOS to go Open source

After buying Palm last year for over a billion dollars and acquiring the much touted webOS mobile operating system as part of the package HP has pulled the plug on direct development of the webOS platform instead choosing to release the source code to the open source development community. Press release HP today announced it will contribute the webOS software to the open source community. HP plans to continue to be active in the development and support of webOS. By combining the innovative webOS platform with the development power of the open source community, there is the opportunity to significantly improve applications and web services for the next generation of devices. webOS offers a number of benefits to the entire ecosystem of web applications. For developers, applicatio...
WebOS powered HP TouchPad for US$99 – HP exits PC business in Apple’s Post-PC era
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WebOS powered HP TouchPad for US$99 – HP exits PC business in Apple’s Post-PC era

When we were an agrarian nation, all cars were trucks because that’s what you needed on the farms. Cars became more popular as cities rose, and things like power steering and automatic transmission became popular. PCs are going to be like trucks. They are still going to be around.....only one out of x people will need them. Apple CEO Steve Jobs at the Launch of the First Generation Apple iPad in 2010 Christmas came early for many Americans today, Sunday August 21st 2011AD. No, it’s not just about the 6MBps 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) Modem Dongles from Telecom Provider AT&T being available for pre-order on a two (2) year Data Contract. Spoiler alert: That’s another article folks! Rather, it has to do with the HP TouchPad, one of Apple would-be combatants, now up for grabs for less ...
InStat prediction that Tablets to Overtake e-Readers is off base
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InStat prediction that Tablets to Overtake e-Readers is off base

This morning Tuesday June 21st 2011AD, I awoke to a InStat statistical survey that had me confused initially and then annoyed beyond belief. InStat, a Statistical analyst, is proclaiming death to the e-Reader in 2012AD. Say what! Straight to my writing pad, with grist for the mill and an article to draft longhand! InStat’s Stats (no pun intended), is based on its one thousand (1,000) participant strong survey are as follows: 38% own a Tablet 26% own an e-Reader. 15% of Tablets will be for Corporate and Enterprise (think HP TouchPad and Windows 8 Tablets) 60% of future Tablet purchasers want Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11n) and 3G connectivity Nothing here surprising or out-of-place to write home about!! Ok, calm. Sky is blue, earth is green! On the global shipment side of the coin, I...
HP and Web OS – 2011 is the Year of the Linux on PC
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HP and Web OS – 2011 is the Year of the Linux on PC

Hewlett-Packard, the little printing company that makes possibly the best if not the greatest printers in the world, is pushing the boundaries of what is possible when it comes to diversifying your business. Already they are No. 2 PC (Personal Computer) and Laptop maker globally, thanks to buying Compaq and making rebranded versions of their PC compatible with their printers out of the box. They had proven recently, however, that they can think outside of the box. The same out-of-the-box thinking akin to the Google Android resurrected Motorola and the Apple iPad Tablet maker, “Think Different” and No. 3 PC and Laptop maker, Apple in their Infinite Loop of Lemming and Sheep homage. HP demonstrated this at their launch on Wednesday February 9th 2011 in San Francisco, California of their ...
HP and the TouchPad – Release the WebOS and the Developers will Smile
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HP and the TouchPad – Release the WebOS and the Developers will Smile

HP is now in everyone’s sights, showing up on my radar, as WebOS is now official news since their launch on Wednesday February 9th 2011 in San Francisco, California. As usual, a bit of a background where HP and Tablets are concerned! After all, unlike the other entrants to the Tablet market, they are famous for their extremely reliable printers, STILL their core business; thus the HP Slate 500 would classify as an experiment! HP may have stopped and got a hold of their faculties since the successful HP Slate 500 experiment, as it now appears that the promise of a WebOS based Tablet, heard of but yet to be seen in the wild….will now reveal itself! Enter WebOS, Stage Left! HP has recently released details of a pair of WebOS based Tablets codenamed Topaz and Opal in the week of January We...
Top 5 recent fails in Smartphone Technology
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Top 5 recent fails in Smartphone Technology

The smartphone world in the last 3 years have seen more hype than ever before, three new operating systems came to life: iphone OS (rebranded iOS), android OS and webOS. With all the innovations and the attempts in innovations there were a few who failed, both technology-wise and in PR blunders. This is my top 5 list of smartphones and their technologies in the last 3 years that deserve a big failing grade. 5. Nokia N-gage 2.0 The N-gage 2.0 gaming platform was one of the most hyped and promising innovation of the time. The gaming service touted chatrooms, online gaming, scoreboards and an on-device storefront to purchase games-the first true appstore. Nokia carried out heavy marketing and touted the service as the future of mobile gaming, however what followed was one of the biggest...