LG acquires HP’s WebOS operating system for its smart TV

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LG Electronics has bought US-based Hewlett-Packard (HP) WebOS operating system for use in their televisions with internet connection in order to improve the software for these smart devices.

In a statement, LG Electronics confirmed that the agreement with HP will give control of the source code, related documentation and associated personnel of WebOS.

Although in principle the firm will continue to use Android software in their mobile devices, the agreement reached a few months before in April predictably LG present their new electronic tablet, which will have the operating system giant Google.

LG Electronics, the second largest manufacturer of screens in this country, has not revealed the financial details when the agreement with HP.

The South Korean electronics giant did confirm, however, that both parties have signed a supplementary agreement that allows you to use licenses for HP WebOS products.

Acquiring WebOS “opens a new path to LG to provide intuitive user experience and Internet services through a wide range of consumer electronic devices,” the statement praised the president and chief technology officer of LG, Scott Ahn.

The South Korean firm has intensified since last year its efforts to compete in the market for smart TVs or Smart TV, whose worldwide sales in 2012 increased by 15 percent year on year according to the international consulting firm DisplaySearch.

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