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So did you guys see that smartwatch calling that Audi at CES? Turns out it's openwebos!
Exclusive: The hottest smartwatch of CES isn't running Android Wear — it's Open webOS LG and Audi's smartwatch collaboration is the most desirable wearable of CES 2015, and while the carmaker says it's just a prototype, the device offers a tantalizing glimpse of future LG wearables. Or at worst an agonizing look at a beautiful watch we'd love to own. We tracked down the Audi/LG watch — still officially nameless, by the way — in Las Vegas today, and we can exclusively reveal that it's not running Android Wear as originally believed. In fact, it's packing completely different software based on LG's Open webOS. Source: http://www.androidcentral.com/lg-audi-watch-android-wear-webos
HP webOS Cloud Services to end January 15, 2015
Cloud services support for webOS devices will be ending on January 15, 2015. We appreciate our customer's loyalty the webOS platform. But now, more than three (3) years after the last device was sold, only a small fraction of the devices are still connecting. Therefore, the time has come to shut down the services.
All devices running webOS devices will continue to run after the cloud services are terminated. However, they will no longer be able to:
Download new apps or updates. The HP App Catalog will be unavailable after the shutdown Backup or restore devices from the cloud Setup new devices Recover lost passwords The HP App Catalog will stop supporting new app purchases on November 1, 2014
Updates may be posted by developers until November 10, 2014 and users can download any available updates until the services shut down You should make arrangements to backup or transfer your contacts, etc.prior to the service shutdown on January 15, 2015 You will no longer be able to backup, restore, reset or initialize a webOS device as of January 15, 2015 There will be additional reminders as the final shutdown approaches. An FAQ can be found at
10/15/14 Announcement to users and developers 11/1/14 New app purchases end 11/10/14 App update submissions end 1/15/15 Public shutdown of services Source: HP webOS Cloud Services Mass Email
Ok, this is not exactly "Future" webOS gadgets but at one point it time it looks like they were. On January 2nd, Dieter Bohn wrote an article for the Verge titled, "The lost secrets of webOS" that is a very interesting read. Dieter reveils gadgets on the planning board of HP before Leo killed the entire webOS project. In the article he reveils future gadgets code named Twain, Mako, Sapphire, & Embark.
The Twain is an interesting piece of hardware which looked to be ahead of its time a bit as we are seeing tablets like this now.
Dieter also reveils that the iPad 2 is what scared them all off. It was thinner and lighter than the Touchpad. had they rode it out, who knows what webOs could have been today.
If you are a webOS fan, take a moment and read the article: http://www.theverge.com/2014/1/2/5264580/the-lost-secrets-of-webos