It's well known that LG wants to get into the smartphone market, but this news doesn't mean they would use webOS for that. They were rumored to already be adapting it for use in their TV's, button them to outright purchase it from HP means they are further along in development than anyone knew... And who would want to be hitched to HP for that future?
Nice news to see! This has been one hell of a ride so far....
Shortest. Marathon. Evar.