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HP sells webOS to LG ahead of Android tablet

Published on Feb 26, 2013 6:23 AM
 
A Hewlett-Packard logo is seen at the company's Executive Briefing Center in Palo Alto, California Jan 16, 2013. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Hewlett-Packard on Monday said it is selling its webOS mobile operating system to South Korean consumer electronics titan LG to use in Internet-connected televisions.

"The open and transparent webOS technology offers a compelling user experience that, when combined with our own technology, will pave the way for future innovations using the latest Web technologies," said LG Electronics chief technology officer Skott Ahn.

"It creates a new path for LG to offer an intuitive user experience and Internet services across a range of consumer electronics devices." Word of the deal came with news that HP in April will release an Android tablet computer, tightening its relationship with Internet giant Google.

The Slate 7 tablet synched to Google's popular online products and services is being introduced as the leading computer maker strives to adapt to Internet lifestyles shifting from desktop or laptop machines to mobile devices.

 
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