This weeks toasting menu: Welsh Rarebit because, why wouldn’t you? While it heats up, here are your news crumbs. There’s nothing cheesey about these items:
- What is this? It’s not webOS TV! It’s Enyo running on the Matchstick streamer as tweeted by Andre Garzia. It’s running on FirefoxOS, but who knows, maybe that thing could run Open webOS one day?
- LG mobile phone sales were up 24% last year. They shipped 59.1billion. LG’s growing smartphone sales offset loss taken from plasma TVs | The Verge.
- You may have noticed that Whatsapp have been messing about lately and webOS is affected. Here is Andre Garzia again: WhatsApp doesn’t understand the web. There seems to be some good news. Although amoralico, the developer of the webOS client will no longer be developing it, he has released the latest code to the community and there is an open-source client on another platform that works. Comparing code and updating MojoWhatsup should be possible. Of course, other messaging services exist and Whatsapp may have damaged themselves with their recent moves.
- Meanwhile, over at Pocketnow: Six years later we’re still writing about webOS. Well, quite! But there’s no mention of LuneOS until you get to the comments.
- So these years later, would you be expecting hardware news? There is some! Forum user davodego has posted links to a device repair service in Germany. Here’s the direct link. If you have an unused or damaged device, you might consider donating it for spares.
- How about actual new webOS hardware? Forum member, Sumy has made some batteries! Testing is in progress…
That’s it for now, I smell toasting cheese…
It’s only a few hours left till LG starts its Press Conference on CES 2014.
Continue reading Countdown to LG’s CES 2014 press conference
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) opens in a few days in Las Vegas, USA. We are hoping it will bring big news from LG as they debut their new webOS powered smart television. Naturally, pivotCE will be… watching it on the internet. As a purely volunteer staffed publication, we lack the resources to actually attend, but we will be putting in the effort to make sense of the news that comes out for you, our dear readers.
So, here is some breaking news for you! Former senior editor of engadget, Evan Nelson Blass is also known on Twitter as @evleaks and is known for often being first with images and information about new tech gadgets. Continue reading A preview picture of the LG webOS TV
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.
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
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)!