webOS Nation reports:
LG purchasing HP’s webOS division, licensing webOS for smart TVs
According to a report this morning from CNET that has since been pulled (though we have independently verified) LG is purchasing the webOS Global Business Unit from HP, including all of its patents, employees, and source code. This news follows our exclusive report in October that LG was working with HP to develop a webOS-powered smart TV. Our sources tell us that LG now anticipates launching their first webOS-powered HDTV at CES 2014.
Head on over to webOS Nation to read more. It’s too bad webOS never took off as a mobile operating system. Competition is always a good thing.