It seems there are a number of lay-offs occurring at LG’s Silicon Valley Lab. Long-time readers will recall that is where the webOS TV operating system was developed after the original codebase and team were purchased from HP. A significant number of developers of the Enyo app development framework are also being cut.
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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…
Here are some news crumbs we found when cleaning out the webOS toaster:
I’ve really been struggling about how to cover LG webOS and their SmartTV news lately. pivotCE isn’t my personal blog so I want to make sure that what I cover aligns with what webOS fans are eager to read about. And while I want to write about webOS, I haven’t been able to bring myself to draft up the news about LG and their TVs. It’s taken me this long to even sit down and put my thoughts together.
LG recently showcased their version of webOS running on TVs at AppsWorld in San Francisco. They hosted several talks on Enyo and app development for their new flagship SmartTV OS. All well and good, yeah? I mean, I love Enyo and am very appreciative of LG giving webOS a chance, so why have I been in such a funk? Then it hit me…I don’t care about webOS on TVs.
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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