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webOS to be abused some more, LG to put it on TVs

“LG said today it was acquiring WebOS from Hewlett-Packard, with the intention to use the operating system not for its mobile phones, but in its smart televisions. With the deal, LG obtains the source code for WebOS, related documentation, engineering talent, and related WebOS Web sites. LG also gets HP licenses for use with its WebOS products, and patents HP ... Read More »

And Now, Ubuntu for Tablets – Wait, What?

Six weeks have passed since Canonical’s splashy debut of Ubuntu for phones, but for many here in the Linux blogosphere, the memory is still crystal-clear. It came as some surprise, then, to see follow-up news announced so soon afterward. Sure enough, just as many were counting down the final few days before the expected Thursday release of the preview image ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S IV announcement next month

Follow @LinuxUserMag It was announced at MWC today that Samsung would be unveiling the latest flagship Galaxy phone on 14th March – namely the Galaxy S IV. Apparently, this comes after huge pressure from US carriers that want the Korean company to launch the phone in the United States. Last year’s Galaxy S III is powered by a quad core, ... Read More »

HP announces 7" budget Android tablet

“It’s officially true: Hewlett-Packard is back in the mobile race. Today, HP is announcing its first Android product: the HP Slate 7. But it looks like the company won’t be making a splash right away: Starting at $169.99, the new device will launch this April with a fairly unimpressive set of specs.” As I’ve been working my behind off on ... Read More »

Microsoft preparing Windows Blue public preview

“The public preview, first reported by win8china, will launch within the next few months, allowing existing Windows 8 users to test and provide feedback before Microsoft readies the final version of Windows Blue. We understand that Microsoft is aiming to only have one preview release for Blue. Features are still being prepared for Blue, but one of the biggest changes ... Read More »