LG Electronics has acquired the webOS operating system - originally created by Palm four years ago - from HP. This includes the webOS source code, documentation, engineering talent and related websites.
In addition, HP will also license LG to use patent that cover system and user interface technologies with its webOS products.
Samsung has revealed two new products ahead of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona: an 8-inch Android tablet and an Android-powered smart TV device.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 has an 8-inch 1280x800 display running on a 1.6GHz quad-core processor. It’s expected to be available from the second quarter of this year.
Mark Bridge writes:
I’ve recently been talking to Theo Neumann from Wolverhampton City Radio about the top ten gadgets that are likely to hit the headlines in 2013. The most desirable, most likely to be talked about, most exciting… that kind of thing. Although my top 10 list isn’t entirely mobile-related, I thought it was worth sharing here.
The UK leads the world when it comes to mobile data, internet shopping and catch-up TV. That’s the conclusion of Ofcom’s seventh International Communications Market Report, which looked at the availability, adoption, price and use of broadband, fixed-line telephone, mobile, TV, radio and postal services in 16 major countries.
58% of UK adults had a smartphone - one of the highest penetration figures worldwide - while 19% had a tablet device.
A new US-based study from the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) has found that 63% of digital video watching on mobile phones happens at home, not when the user is ‘on the move’.
A significant portion (36%) of this home-based video watching takes place in a room where a TV, desktop computer or tablet is also available for viewing.