I've always been a skeptic since Leo the Destroyer killed off the Touchpad and murdered the Pre3 at its cradle.
However, webOS has been dead over the past months with no hope.
IF the rumours are true, even if the television part is the only thing LG wants with webOS, webOS will be still alive.
Apart from that, LG is a good buyer compared to HP.
They are a whole lot more serious company that the comical HP that changes CEOs and strategies every month.
They are top makers of panels. They make monitors, TVs, phone screens etc.
And they also make smartphones. The know how to make them, not like HP.
Now comes the difficult part though. Who in their right mind would bet again on webOS?
If it was 2010, I'd say it would be wise. Now it isn't.
Android has improved and has gained huge marketshare. Apple is a giant. Not even Microsoft can compete with them. BB is at the brink of destruction. Why would anyone try to use webOS, a system that has failed twice (not always because of its faults, but failed nonetheless).
LG announced stopping making Windows phones. They still make Android ones. The Optimus series is successful, the Nexus 4 is a good and cheap device. The problem however is that Android does not bring money to the manufacturers. Only Samsung makes money. Would webOS be a profit? Highly doubt it.
But if there is still room for Tizen, Ubuntu or Firefox then we could just dream of a webOS device. We, the ones still using webOS and not finding another OS that we like, could just hope for another device.
But one step at a time. Let's see if the rumours are true (because with CNET removing the article, I'm not sure). Let's see what LG has to say, what are their plans and then we can hope.
Thing cannot get worse when you are at the bottom of the barrel.