HP and LG in Blockbuster Mobile OS Trade

on Mar 5, 13 in MOBILE, TECHNOLOGY by with No Comments

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BARCELONA, Spain  – There was a flurry of activity throughout the league as the European Mobile OS season kicked off this week at the Mobile World Congress 13.  The biggest shocker had to be WebOS coming out of retirement.   The wily veteran retired unceremoniously when HP failed to make the Copa De OS cut back in the summer of 2011.  The squad from Palo Alto performed so miserably that they actually took themselves out of contention for the entire 2012 season.   After such a humiliating end to a brilliant career, several high profile attempts were mounted to revive  the once formidable WebOS, but they all failed dismally. Fans were truly surprised to hear that LG, the number 2 ranked team in the world-class Korean Consumer Electronics League (KCEL), picked up WebOS’s contract from HP for an undisclosed amount of cash along with a future IP draft pick.   To add to the uncertainty surrounding this move, LG has publicly stated their intent to move WebOS from phones to televisions, a position that he never played at any point in his storied career.  HP is coming into the 2013 season with a stronger, streamlined operation in the form of Slate7, featuring a loan of venerable Android OS from US Premier League Team, Google.  Rumors are circulating that the IP draft pick in the HP deal with LG will result in the world’s first 4K UHD (2160p) resolution tablet,  a 7 incher expected to retail for $4,000 including a custom wrist strap made from 18th century Russian reindeer leather so that it may worn as a watch.

Photo credit: mobigyaan / Foter.com / CC BY-SA

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