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Here are Audi’s Open webOS and Android Wear watches in action

Here are Audi’s Open webOS and Android Wear watches in action

Audi’s foray into smartwatches has kicked off some confusion here at CES, over whether the car company is working on Open webOS or Android Wear. Turns out, the answer is "both". SlashGear sat down with Audi’s engineers responsible for both projects, to take a walk through the “Secure Key” project that will allow phones and smartwatches from multiple manufacturers to wirelessly start the car, locate it in distant parking lots, and even loan virtual keys to colleagues and friends. Read on for a full demo of both Audi’s LG Open webOS watch and its Android Wear counterpart.

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Rubinstein laments loss of Palm in light of webOS-influenced industry

Rubinstein laments loss of Palm in light of webOS-influenced industry

This week former CEO of Palm Jon Rubinstein spoke up on Palm and the software and user interface elements the company created that are now being adopted industry-wide. For those that knew the mobile operating system webOS as created by the former company called Palm, the release of iOS 7 - as well as many other updates to OS' both mobile and desktop - the similarities to certain unique elements cannot be dismissed.

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Nexus 7 gets Open webOS port, still not a viable replacement

Nexus 7 gets Open webOS port, still not a viable replacement

While webOS is no longer officially around, thanks to HP's merciless hack and slash last year, developers are still keeping the operating system alive with the Open webOS initiative. We've already seen ASUS's Transformer Prime tablet boot up on Open webOS, but it looks like the Google's own Nexus 7 Android tablet has been given the webOS treatment as well.

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LG Open webOS smart TV planned for CES 2013 as Google TV sidelined

LG Open webOS smart TV planned for CES 2013 as Google TV sidelined

LG is tipped to be developing a webOS-based smart TV, using the open source platform in favor of Google TV, after concerns about the Android-base OS' momentum. The deal has seen LG dispatch engineers and prototype hardware to HP's Sunnyvale Gram facility, webOS Nation's source claims, with the goal of showcasing the first models at CES 2013 in January.

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HP hiring 50+ developers for webOS

HP hiring 50+ developers for webOS

HP's acquisition of Palm and its webOS mobile operating system may have turned out to be somewhat of a failed effort, but webOS is nowhere near extinct. They just brought open webOS out of beta a few days ago, and it sounds like they have some big plans for the now-open source mobile OS. It turns out HP is hiring over 50 developers to help out the open webOS movement.

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Open webOS 1.0 boots on Asus Transformer Prime tablet

Open webOS 1.0 boots on Asus Transformer Prime tablet

HP's purchase of Palm to get its hands on webOS was doomed from the start. HP was ultimately unable to do anything meaningful with the operating system. Rather than hold onto the defunct operating system, webOS went open source. Open webOS 1.0 is the open-source flavor of the operating system and it has been ported to boot on modern tablet hardware.

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