Nilay Patel, the Verge:
HP will indeed sell key pieces of its webOS product and team to LG for use in smart TVs, but contrary to earlier leaked reports, the deal doesn’t include the entire webOS portfolio. What’s more, LG’s plans include the possibility of eventually producing a phone or other mobile devices that run webOS, although the company remains focused on televisions in the short term. The result is a deal that looks like a clean exit from the webOS debacle for HP, and the beginnings of another muddled, confused chapter for Palm’s operating system with LG at the helm.
My theory is that what’s been happening to webOS over the last few years is karmic retribution for what Palm did with BeOS. (If you’re saying “did they do anything with BeOS?”: exactly.)