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LG will show webOS TVs at CES 2014

Do you remember webOS Nation’s sad video from CES 2013 where they tried to find webOS stuff?  Well, it looks like we won’t be disappointed again this year.

Up til now we’ve only seen screenshots and heard rumors.  But LG researcher Hong Sung-pyo confirmed the presentation of their new webOS TV set at CES 2014 in Las Vegas!

With a purported 2.2 GHz dual-core processor and 1.5 GB of RAM this will be the highest spec hardware webOS has ever officially run on.  We will see how much LG customized the interface.  According to rumors from the beginning of the year they revamped it completely.

A GAMECHANGER.

-LG

That’s what LG called webOS together with their Smart TVs.  I’m very exited what this means for webOS, Enyo, and especially for our current devices.  Will the TVs use the current App Catalog?  It would be great if developers (re)start creating new apps.  I can’t wait to see what LG is preparing.  What do you think?

Source: The Verge

Job Listing: Staff Software Engineer for Enyo JavaScript/HTML5

Sorry, this one isn’t with pivotCE (although we are always looking for more contributors), but LG are looking for a Staff Software Engineer to work on the Enyo platform.  So yes, Enyo and webOS are still very much alive.  If you would like to put all your webOS developing skills to good use then head over to the LG link below.  If you are lucky enough to get the position at their Silicon Valley Labs in Santa Clara, CA, do come back and tell us what it is they’re up to (NDA permitting)!

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UPDATE – ACL for webOS v1.0 Published

Image Credit: Sodpit.com
Image Credit: Sodpit.com

UPDATE:  ACL for webOS has been suspended by OpenMobile pending software fixes first reported in the “read this” link below.

That’s right, folks.  The public release of ACL for webOS version 1.0 is here and available for your purchasing-downloading-license-registering…oh, and using pleasure.  The long awaited and highly anticipated ability to run Android apps (provided they are compatible with Android 2.3.x and below) on your HP TouchPad within webOS has arrived.

But “not all is well in the state of Denmark”.  Before you read the rest and start celebrating, every webOS, Linux, and GPL fan should read this. Continue reading UPDATE – ACL for webOS v1.0 Published

Calling East Coast (USA) Enyo Developers

modev eastAs you may (or may not) know, MoDev East is happening this week on the 12th and 13th of December at the Gannett Conference Center in Mclean, VA. The Enyo team are also going to be present so this is a good chance to pose any questions you may have, or just to pop in and see them.  What’s more, they are giving away a free pass to any interested Enyo developers.  All you have to do is to get in touch with them via Twitter @EnyoJS.

webOS Internals founder to OM/PIC “Too little, too late”

Image by © JOHN G. MABANGLO/epa/Corbis
Image by © JOHN G. MABANGLO/epa/Corbis

When Steve Jobs pulled out the iPhone at Macworld 2007 it was a game changer.  Smart phones became what they are today because the iPhone flipped the market on its proverbial lid.  Google built a search engine into a billion dollar industry and the web has never been the same because they changed the game.  Say what you want about Microsoft but when they licensed their software and NOT hardware it changed the computer market forever.  Similarly, mobile computing was in its infancy when Palm and US Robotics came along and released the Palm 1000.  The PDA market exploded because Palm changed the game.

Each game-changer was innovative, fresh, and excited people.  Palm recaptured that exciting spirit at CES in 2009 with the debut of the Palm Pre.  But after HP stopped developing webOS hardware in 2011 it all but killed the innovation of webOS to the mobile world and fans of the platform were left without hope it would ever reach competitive market share.  Open webOS was born but that game was so new it didn’t have a rule book.  The game was over before it really began or so it seemed. Continue reading webOS Internals founder to OM/PIC “Too little, too late”