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Old 12/31/2013, 06:29 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I was wondering if some of you folks lives in Las Vegas. I don`t see Derek around at all. Is he still working for Mobile Nations???

I sent him an e-mail to the webosnation Inbox offering to volunteer to write about these LG webOS matters, but not answer at all ????? He usually answered before emails. That is why I am concerned about his job.
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Old 12/31/2013, 09:06 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I was wondering if some of you folks lives in Las Vegas. I don`t see Derek around at all. Is he still working for Mobile Nations???

I sent him an e-mail to the webosnation Inbox offering to volunteer to write about these LG webOS matters, but not answer at all ????? He usually answered before emails. That is why I am concerned about his job.
Dude's in Vegas. Emails are priority 0.
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Old 12/31/2013, 09:32 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I was wondering if some of you folks lives in Las Vegas. I don`t see Derek around at all. Is he still working for Mobile Nations???

I sent him an e-mail to the webosnation Inbox offering to volunteer to write about these LG webOS matters, but not answer at all ????? He usually answered before emails. That is why I am concerned about his job.
I'm sure the PivotCE people would would accept your input.
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Old 12/31/2013, 10:25 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I'm sure the PivotCE people would would accept your input.
johncc is stirring up trouble! Don't send us the New Year's drunks! ;-)

But akitayo, if you're serious about your resolution, we'll take you - especially if you're going to CES!
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Old 12/31/2013, 10:58 PM   #25 (permalink)
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johncc is stirring up trouble! Don't send us the New Year's drunks! ;-)

But akitayo, if you're serious about your resolution, we'll take you - especially if you're going to CES!
Thanks guys for your support, but sadly I am not even near to Las Vegas
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Old 01/01/2014, 11:45 AM   #26 (permalink)
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I assume webOS is powering the 105 inch screen mentioned in the article because one of the job postings on LGsvl.com mentions designing webOS for a 10 foot display.
As someone else mentioned, that's the UI definition "must be usable from 10 feet away".

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Well it is plausible. LG's been known to do some weird things, they have that weird 4:3 phone and they stood by QWERTY phones (look up LG Optimus F3Q). So we've got that going for us... which is nice.
I think that the only qwerty phones left in the Android world are Sprint specific, and I think that the last few people at Sprint demanding keyboard phones are no longer there, so I think we're going to see the keyboard phones completely disappear off the face of the planet over the next couple years. I could be wrong on that, though.

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They better keep the design from webOS 2/3. I saw the emulator, and I'm not a fan of the TV design
Imagine if you took a TouchPad, inflated it to 30 inches plus, and then tried to control that interface using a standard TV remote from 10 feet away. You'd hate it.
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Old 01/01/2014, 12:56 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Someone get Derek back here to report on this:

From todays WSJ:


"LG now plans to showcase an Internet-connected television model powered by webOS in January at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, a person familiar with the matter told The Wall Street Journal.

He didn’t elaborate on the features of the operating system, but said it would retain the “cards” system, or a stack of pop-ups that allows users to navigate multiple applications, originally used in the webOS mobile devices launched by H-P.

The person didn’t comment on the company’s plans to market the webOS-powered TVs but said the operating system may be developed and later adopted for LG’s other consumer electronics, including smartphones.

LG, the world’s second-largest TV market after Samsung Electronics Co., has been busy churning out new premium TV models this year to spark interest in a segment that accounts for nearly 40% of its revenue. The company is also set to showcase a whopping 105-inch curved-screen television at CES, with a similar model expected from Samsung..."

LG to Soon Unveil webOS-Powered TV - Digits - WSJ
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Old 01/01/2014, 04:03 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Well LG is certainly laying low on this product,

The only links I can find so far are the WSJ and the Korean version of CNET (no new information).

The blog for the open webos site linked on the lgsvl website has not been updated since early last year and the enyo site similarly does not look that up to date.

I really hope LG has done a good job on the product and does a good job on the publicity with refreshed websites.
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Old 01/01/2014, 08:30 PM   #29 (permalink)
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I think that the only qwerty phones left in the Android world are Sprint specific, and I think that the last few people at Sprint demanding keyboard phones are no longer there, so I think we're going to see the keyboard phones completely disappear off the face of the planet over the next couple years. I could be wrong on that, though..
Actually it's on Verizon... the LG Enact, that just came out. Cousin model which will become the F3Q on T-Mobile.
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Old 01/01/2014, 09:18 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Well LG is certainly laying low on this product,

The only links I can find so far are the WSJ and the Korean version of CNET (no new information).

The blog for the open webos site linked on the lgsvl website has not been updated since early last year and the enyo site similarly does not look that up to date.

I really hope LG has done a good job on the product and does a good job on the publicity with refreshed websites.
Yes, LG has kept a very low profile and the enyo/Lg open webos team has clearly been kept silent on their projects until recently. Wonder if Derek and Dieter will get to do a reunion interview at CES? Of course, they work at different blogs now. I'm looking forward to hearing something really positive.
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Old 01/01/2014, 09:24 PM   #31 (permalink)
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LG is now tipping its hand on importance of webOS--see this thread

http://forums.webosnation.com/open-w...e-control.html
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Old 01/02/2014, 02:40 AM   #32 (permalink)
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A stranger at the MRT here in Manila once asked me about my HP Veer. He must have seen me swiping cards on this tiny gadget that he couldn't help asking what kind of phone it was.

I gave him a brief webOS intro and demo and explained that since HP already canceled it, we in the Philippines could only buy it online or with help from friends and relatives in the US.

Meanwhile, a co-worker got interested in buying one after seeing how small it is and how cool the Touchstone is.

Not many people were given the chance to experience webOS' Synergy, multitasking cards, Touchstone, gestures, and unobtrusive notifications. I hope it will be successful on smart TVs and that LG will give it another chance on smartphones.


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Old 01/02/2014, 07:46 AM   #33 (permalink)
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what is encouraging is that LG has given this a lot of thought and they have been working on home communication devices since at least 2006 meaning they have the resources to think long term unlike US companies which have to exist quarter to quarter.

If LG succeeds here, this could be big. And would it be the first time that a non-US software company has such a big stake in the living room?
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Old 01/02/2014, 01:14 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Well LG is certainly laying low on this product,..

...The blog for the open webos site linked on the lgsvl website has not been updated since early last year and the enyo site similarly does not look that up to date. ..
Don't forget, LG purchased legacy code. I doubt a new smartphone from them which utilizes webOS would be from the open source fork.
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Old 01/02/2014, 01:33 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Nah, some people on here already convinced me earlier on that LG wouldn't build a webOS phone so I'm sticking to that because they were 200% sure about it.
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Nah, some people on here already convinced me earlier on that LG wouldn't build a webOS phone so I'm sticking to that because they were 200% sure about it.
Your people may have been right a year ago but LG's plans could have developed more as the tv took shape and all their other alliances started coming together (see my other thread: http://forums.webosnation.com/open-w...e-control.html).

Apparently there is an LG press conference on Monday so we shall hear more then.
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Old 01/03/2014, 04:35 AM   #37 (permalink)
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In any case: if the phones are gonna run a webOS that looks like or similiar to the webOS on that leaked TV image, I ain't buying any of their webOS phones. I don't mind a redesign, but I do mind a redesign that diminishes the whole concept webOS was built on.
(Eel would've been a terrific redesign by Palm though!)
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In any case: if the phones are gonna run a webOS that looks like or similiar to the webOS on that leaked TV image, I ain't buying any of their webOS phones. I don't mind a redesign, but I do mind a redesign that diminishes the whole concept webOS was built on.
(Eel would've been a terrific redesign by Palm though!)
To be fair, that leaked image is only one static shot. You've not seen the UI in action. And it's a "leaked image" which may or may not have any resemblance to reality.

Prejudge much???

Why not hold off until the LG presentation at CES and see what the real deal is???
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In any case: if the phones are gonna run a webOS that looks like or similiar to the webOS on that leaked TV image, I ain't buying any of their webOS phones. I don't mind a redesign, but I do mind a redesign that diminishes the whole concept webOS was built on.
(Eel would've been a terrific redesign by Palm though!)
I think that what works on handheld things is not at all what works on giant displays that are feet away from you, and vice versa.
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To be fair, that leaked image is only one static shot. You've not seen the UI in action. And it's a "leaked image" which may or may not have any resemblance to reality.

Prejudge much???

Why not hold off until the LG presentation at CES and see what the real deal is???
Prejudge? Didn't you read? I said *IF* it's gonna look like. *IF*.
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