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  1. I thought it was available http://us.lgappstv.com/appspc/store/product/retrieveProductInfo.lge?dummy=all
  2. I doubt that will happen, they sell so many tvs that have webos baked into them. The reason LG and other manufacturers don't use android because there a licensing fees and they can't fully control it. Its beneficial for a manufacturer to have their own system. However, I was just thinking the same but have Verizon Fios, which noone has an app for and they don't even have a streaming service. Comcast was supposed to have something https://forums.xfinity.com/t5/Stream-TV-App/When-will-Xfinity-Stream-come-to-LG-Smart-TV-s/td-p/3150177 What's your guys cable companies?
  3. So for everyone that has a smart TV, do you still have cable service with a cable box? I'm in the US, so mostly interested to see if people are migrating away from Comcast, Verizon Fios, and services like that with a cable box to streaming services like Direct TV Now, Hulu, Youtube TV, Sling, etc. I have Verizon Fios currently and need to use their equipment. I'm noticing more and more that we aren't watching scheduled tv anymore and just "whenever" watching. My two young children mostly watch youtube these days. So I'm thinking of youtube TV maybe? Not sure.
  4. Posted by XDA developers... When we feature a new root method it’s typically for a smartphone. If it’s not a smartphone then it could be a tablet, smartwatch, or an Android TV set-top box. However, more and more devices are starting to become “smart,” which essentially means they have some sort of extra software feature that previously wasn’t possible. This could be a light bulb that can be controlled by our smartphone or a TV that has applications you can install. https://forum.xda-developers.com/web-os
  5. 9to5 mac posted this today... With iOS 12.2, Apple is adding support for AirPlay 2 and HomeKit for select smart TVs. Some users, myself included, are slightly irritated that LG is only supporting these features on its yet-to-be-released 2019 televisions. Fortunately, there’s a workaround that gets you most of the way there. While this method is unconventional and not officially supported, it will allow users who recently bought a webOS TV to get support for HomeKit. As outlined in this week’s HomeKit Weekly, this method allows you to control your TV’s power state, volume, and app/input switch with ease. What it won’t give you is AirPlay support, meaning you won’t be able to control what’s playing on the TV itself including play/pause, and forward/rewind controls. For this, you’ll need an always-on computer of some sort: whether that’s a Raspberry Pi, Synology, or a Mac mini (either as a server or one that’s always on). Before we get started, remember that iOS 12.2 is currently in beta and that things could change and vary from beta to beta. At the time of writing, iOS 12.2 beta 1 is currently the latest release. How to set up HomeKit support with HomeBridge for your webOS TV in iOS 12.2 beta With slight variations depending on platforms, here’s how you set up HomeBridge for your webOS TV. For demonstration purposes, I’ll be using an always-on Mac mini. First, you’ll need to install Xcode (if you’re using a Raspberry Pi or a Synology, this isn’t needed and this step can be skipped). To do this, launch the App Store, and search for Xcode. Click the ‘Get’ button and the download will begin. This may take some time to download and install, even on fast internet connection. Be prepared to wait for up to an hour for it to download and install. After it’s installed, you’ll want to launch Xcode and install the additional tools. Again, this may take some time depending on your internet connection. Once installed, it’s time to install Homebrew and node. To do that, run the following command in Terminal: Once Homebrew is done installing, simply type the following command to install node: Now that the basics are out of the way, you’ll need to install Homebridge, which is the framework for installing third-party plugins with HomeKit. To do this, type in the following command to Terminal: Then, when prompted, type in the password to your Mac. Depending on your internet connection, this step may take a few minutes as it’s downloading the necessary packages for HomeBridge. Next, you’ll want to install the actual plugin. This can be done by typing the following into Terminal: This may take a few moments to install. Before you go ahead and try run HomeBridge, you’ll need to set up your config file. You can find a sample config file here. All you’ll need is to tweak it to work with your own network. (The config file is located in: /Users/(username)/.homebridge.) You’ll want to download a text editor such as Atominstead of using macOSbuilt-inin text editor, as that can cause problems down the road. Within the sample config file you’ll want to change the IP address and Mac address to match your TV’s. There are a few extra options you might want to consider adding to your code: Inputs — these are the basic AV/HDMI inputs. Simply add the following code to your set up (underneath inputs) for HDMI, simply replace the last digit with the input number on your TV. For AV, simply replace “hdmi1” with “av1”. As for the name, give the input a name (for example: Apple TV, PS4, Nintendo Switch): Under the same Inputs umbrella, you can also add things such as the built-in browser, YouTube, Amazon Prime Video, etc. to the set up. You’ll be responsible for finding the appropriate app ID’s for those yourself. Volume control — You can use the Apple TV remote widget in the Control Center (by tapping the Apple TV icon, tapping the drop down on the top, and then selecting your TV), to control your volume with your iPhone or iPad’s hardware volume buttons, or you can add buttons within HomeKit. To do this, you can add one of the following to your code: volumeControl: true, “switch”, or “slider”. True enables both a slider and the switch method in HomeKit. Enabling the slider will force HomeKit to recognize the volume as a light bulb. Meaning, if you have any other lights in the same HomeKit room, this will be included in the group. After setting up and saving your config file, Jump back into Terminal and simply type: If everything is set up correctly, HomeBridge will start up and spit out a QR code you can scan on your iPhone or iPad. This QR code should be scanned within the Home app. Once scanned, the Home app will walk you through setting up HomeBridge with HomeKit. This is how it should look after everything is up and running. If you want to ever stop HomeBridge from running, simply close the Terminal window and HomeBridge will no longer be running. To restart HomeBridge, simply open Terminal and type ‘homebridge’ again to get it up and running. Source: https://9to5mac.com/2019/01/31/homekit-homebridge-webos-setup-12-2-beta/
  6. Good article. Its very true and goes inline with why people complaining that their old tvs cant get an update, who may not realize that every year hardware is updated, like buying a computer. Eventually it will be outdated. Back in the day you could buy a tube tv and sit on it for 10 years. Nowadays, screens and hardware is accelerating so fast. 8 years ago I bough a 50" plasma and still use it today. It's not smart and only has 720p. Do I throw it away for a 4k and smart interface because I want newer features? Probably at some point. I always tell people with computers and laptops, don't spend on the top of the line hardware because it will be outdated in a year or two. I bought my 50" plasma on black friday 8 years ago for $600. Today I can get a 50" 4K LG smart tv for $299 on sale!
  7. palm.com has a blank black website page but the source code is Wix website builder....odd <!DOCTYPE html> <html lang="en"> <head> <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=Edge"/> <meta charset="utf-8"/> <meta name="generator" content="Wix.com Website Builder"/> <link rel="shortcut icon" href="https://static.wixstatic.com/media/705c6b_ae08a8a12b454d60ba6c3677dd84fbfd%7Emv2.gif/v1/fill/w_32%2Ch_32%2Clg_1%2Cusm_0.66_1.00_0.01/705c6b_ae08a8a12b454d60ba6c3677dd84fbfd%7Emv2.gif" type="image/png"/> <link rel="apple-touch-icon" href="https://static.wixstatic.com/media/705c6b_ae08a8a12b454d60ba6c3677dd84fbfd%7Emv2.gif/v1/fill/w_32%2Ch_32%2Clg_1%2Cusm_0.66_1.00_0.01/705c6b_ae08a8a12b454d60ba6c3677dd84fbfd%7Emv2.gif" type="image/png"/> <meta http-equiv="X-Wix-Meta-Site-Id" content="78052ce3-ebd2-4ca4-8d44-2bef72602808"/> <meta http-equiv="X-Wix-Application-Instance-Id" content="3ee6e3b7-9fbf-42ea-9b03-51dfd53b8ba7"/> <meta http-equiv="X-Wix-Published-Version" content="24"/>
  8. Looks like the front page on http://mynewpalm.com/ has changed. Translation:
  9. Some time ago, palm.com was redirecting to mynewpalm.com and at one point there was splash page with the old palm logo. Checking today, palm.com still redirects to mynewpalm.com but instead of a page not found, it now takes you to: Then to http://home.sqreem.com/login/?urlBefore=http://mynewpalm.com/ Question is, what is SQREEM? http://home.sqreem.com/home/?tabpage=aboutsqreem Now that's in Google Chrome but in edge, mynewpalm.com comes up as: TLC is supposed to revive the palm branded phones but with Android: https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/254835-tcl-will-revive-palm-brand-devices-slated-2018
  10. With the release of webOS OSE, I'm wondering if it's able to run on the HP Touchpad. I wonder if someone will attempt to port it over. Might give me a reason to pull out the old Touchpad, currently have an older Android system on it and haven't messed with it in over a year.
  11. I think it's time that LG put webOS on a smart phone! What does everyone think? webOS started on the Palm Pre and then HP bought Palm and came out with the Pre 2 and almost a Pre 3. There was also a Touchpad tablet and a full screen model phone that never came out because HP scrapped it all. They then sold off webOS to LG. So it seems natural that they come out with a webOS smart phone that integrated real well with their TVs, refrigerators, and whatever else webOS comes out on with maybe some backwards compatibility with Android apps would be my suggestion. Or maybe a webOS layer over Android? Interesting read on wikipedia "webOS, also known as LG webOS or Open webOS, (previously known as HP webOS and Palm webOS)[2] is a Linux kernel-based multitasking operating system for smart devices such as smart TVs and it has been used as a mobile operating system. Initially developed by Palm, Inc. (which was acquired by Hewlett-Packard), HP made the platform open source, at which point it became Open webOS. The operating system was later sold to LG Electronics. In January 2014, Qualcomm announced that it had acquired technology patents from HP, which included all the webOS and Palm patents. Various versions of webOS have been featured on several devices since launching in 2009, including Pre, Pixi, and Veer smartphones, TouchPad tablet, LG's smart TVs since 2015, LG's smart refrigerators and smart projectors since 2017." webOS Phone HP Touchpad running webOS
  12. really? I thought flash was an issue. is that firmware version or webos version? I thought the latest was 3.5, that's interesting.
  13. I'm not sure if this is real but saw this article published where they claim they have webos 5.0 on their LG TV. See below. Note : You can’t directly go from WebOS 3.5 to WebOS 5.3 . My experience after using LG LH 604 T Full HD Version review after using it for 4 months. What did we checked before switching or buying this Television ? The picture quality, price, Miracast to mirror my laptop screen and ability to stream 1080p video without any problem. Is there a non FHD version ? Yes and the price is lower and all the specs same as that of FHD version. Every thing in short after my 4 months of experience. Pros Super sharp display (FHD, IPS Panel) and viewing angles Cheaper than other bands Dust won’t settle on your screen, but on other parts dust may settle if you are living a dusty region WebOS frequently updated with patches Eye comfort mode Good sound quality Supports almost all video and audio formats like MKV, AVI, DiviX, AAC etc Inbuilt apps for Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Prime Video and some country specific apps Support for Miracast or screen sharing or Inter WiDi. Note WiDi is used only in old laptops models Screen can be turned off, when playing only music. Remote with pointer mouse, so you can type songs or movie names quickly in YouTube, Netflix etc on the on screen keyboard. Also when you connect or mirror your laptop screen to this TV, remote pointer can be used as mouse and there is scroller on the remote. But only double click supported, no right nor left clicks Subtitles in the video is supported 2 Years LG warranty (Note this is country specific, so do ask your seller about this) Very less power consumption, screen consumes 4% of power, speakers consumes (20 Watt) 3% of total power input Cons TV lags Sound mode can’t be changed quickly like picture mode No support for wireless headphones Web browser closes after we viewed around 15 1080p YouTube videos, it says out of memory and during restart of the browser the crashed web page is shown for us to continue playing videos In built YouTube app settings has no option to set resolution of video to play only 1080p videos Universal remote costs around $75 if you need to buy a new one, note : till now there are no probs with my universal which I clubbed with my set top box (CISCO one) and all functions are supported During Miracast laptop mouse lags and still now I don’t know how to solve this issue. Documents like docx,PDF can’t be opened from flash drive or hard drive, but from Miracast its possible. Does it support USB mode of android mobiles ? My Sony Xperia USB mode supported but my lenovo USB mode not supported and this is weird! Final Thought For this price and with this much features loaded, we say its a good go one. If you need any info or clarify any doubts about this model, just drop a comment and I will answer that for you in a working day. Source article: https://www.techwibe.com/lg-full-hd-tv-webos/
  14. So besides the major mobile OS systems out there like iOS and Android, what is the competition for webOS...On the TV front Samsung has it's Tizen OS which is a direct competitor to LG's webOS on TVs it looks like. It will be interesting to see where this all goes. LG has a leg up and is out to market first, but it's early... Samsung Says Its Smart TVs Will All Use Tizen Operating System Tizen on Samsung TVs in 2015
  15. I've never used that program. My first thought woould be to go to gmail like you did, but if they are not there...then I'm not sure. Make sure you are synching to the right folder in gmail. Also you can search online, there are some android recovery tools.
  16. Very exciting stuff...can't wait to go the local BestBuy and see them on display.
  17. Snowing here in NY!

  18. Brings tears to my eyes...lol. Still have my touchpad! Will need a logo inage for that!!!
  19. I think they will judging by that response at some point.
  20. There is now a picture of a tv remote.... Damn, wish it was a phone!!!
  21. I came across this article posted yesterday: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-briscoe-law-firm-and-powers-taylor-llp-announce-investigation-of-hewlett-packard-company-2011-09-14
  22. I have a used sprint pre I might be willing to sell, not sure what else to do with it at this point really. Make an offer.
  23. Why not...here's a nice mockup:


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