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.
On 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.
As internet browsers keep on competing for the top position in the web browser market, Mozilla released an update to Firefox recently to include a new element.
Reported earlier this week by Mozilla on their official blog, Firefox 11 released to people and added an upgrade to the add-on syncing tool.
Although Firefox has presented syncing of bookmarks, preferences, open tabs, page history, and passwords between pc’s when linked with one account, Firefox users still needs to download again the add-ons on other computers. But if Firefox 11 is installed on a new computer, the software will immediately download all add-ons associated with the account and automatically install the application. If users don’t desire to synchronize add-ons between a personal pc and a work computer, this choice could be managed within Firefox’s preference panel.
While add-on syncing is the primary feature add-on for common users, Mozilla as well included new development tools like Page Inspector 3D View. Utilizing WebGL-based visual images, this enables developers to enhance understanding how a website is set up. Mozilla as well added a brand new Style Editor tool that will allow designers or programmers to edit CSS stylesheets just like a text editor to see changes immediately. Developers can easily test modifications to how a website looks using the Style Editor and then make alterations for clients right away. In relation to future improvements, Mozilla reported that Firefox 13 includes silent updates, a function that will add new updates without disturbing the consumer.
Mozilla as well released Thunderbird 11 this week, an email substitute for Microsoft Outlook.
Microsoft presented customers their 1st chance to get and fiddle around with the Microsoft’s new Windows 8 os.
It is only in “preview”, which implies it is probably ridden with bugs and has no customer support yet. However it allows testers a look at how Microsoft sees the modern computing and beyond.
Windows 8 is extremely distinct from the numerous os’s Microsoft has released since 1995. In several ways, Windows 8 signifies much more of change for the company along with the pc than the older OS like Windows 95 did.
“We live in a world where tablets are about touch, and PCs about the keyboard and mouse, but what happens when you revisit those assumptions?” a question raised by Steven Sinofsky, Microsoft’s president of Windows, at a demonstration at Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona.”Touch is just another point in Windows 8 where you get to pick ‘and.’ It’s not about ‘or’ anymore.” he added.
The company exhibited a couple of reference designs that PC producers designed for programmers to examine Windows 8 on. Several were tablet PC’s, some are touch-enabled laptop computers. The other one was an large 50’sh-inch interactive display. And another was a touch-screen enabled monitor that can be swiveled to become a table top or a drafting table.
Microsoft first revealed Windows 8 OS around the globe in its developer preview last September. Ever since then, Microsoft said it has made thousands of changes.