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LG to take over webOS from HP

LG to take over webOS from HP

The webOS software found a new home.

The famous webOS software of Hewlett-Packard is already sold to LG Electronics, a South Korean electronics company.

On Monday, the deal was announced by HP, which has gotten the company off of the centerpiece of its unfortunate purchase of $1.8 billion for Palm Inc. three years ago.

In 2011, HP used webOS as the facilitator into the tablet computer and smartphone market as well. However, the company immediately got rid of the mobile devices that runs on the software along with the failing revenues. As a result, HP decided to stop the development of the webOS for its own products and to give away the principal technology as open-source software for programmers everywhere in order to change for their personal necessities and prerequisites.

LG to take over webOS from HPOn the other hand, LG Electronics has larger plans for the software. Primarily, the webOS will be combined with a new line of Internet-connected televisions from the company. If this event becomes successful, then LG will consider selling household appliances and other gadgets running on webOS. The main concept of LG is to create a so-called “smart” home.

Moreover, along with the commitment of LG to webOS, the team of engineers who had been working on the software for HP will also be acquired by the company. However, it is not known if LG will also take over of the team’s offices or will move them to other locations.

Hewlett-Packard’s stocks recently dropped thirteen cents to close at $19.07.

 

 

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General Motors Collaborates with LG in Working on Electric Cars

gm_lg_new_mainGeneral Motors is working on latest electric vehicles with Korean electronics company LG, the supplier of battery cells for the Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric car, the automaker seeks to improve its electric-vehicle portfolio.

Dan Akerson, the CEO of GM, and Juno Cho, LG President, signed a contract Wednesday. General Motors plans to sell the resulting vehicles in several countries, though said it would announce the timing for those launches later on.

Steve Girsky, GM Vice Chairman said, “Consumers benefit by getting the latest fuel-saving technology faster if we work with the best suppliers and we save time and money in the development process.”

Pure-electric vehicles, which run only on battery power, can help automakers meet a stricter fuel-economy standard, or Corporate Average Fuel Economy, which the Obama administration last month nearly doubled to 54.5 m.p.g. by the end of the 2025 model year. In addition to the Volt’s battery cells, LG and GM worked together on a test fleet of Chevrolet Cruze pure electrics.

General Motors is working on some kinds of electrified vehicles in addition to the Volt, which runs on battery power for the first 35 miles and after that utilizes a gasoline-powered generator. A similarly powered Cadillac, the ELR, is coming to market the moment 2013.  The automaker has so far to announce production of pure electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles.

Ford and Toyota said they will come together on a hybrid system for trucks on Monday.