LG, continuing its announcement spree at CES 2014, has now revealed plans for upcoming Smart TVs based on the webOS platform.
company has announced that its next-generation Smart TV lineup will be
powered by the webOS platform. Further, the South Korean manufacturer
revealed that 70 percent of company's upcoming Smart TV line-up will be
based on the webOS platform. However, the company has not detailed the
specific availability details of these Smart TVs.
According to the
Verge's report, the latest webOS platform from LG is based on three
features, namely simple connection, simple discovery and simple
The LG simple
connection feature will guide users to set up TV for the first time.
During set-up, Bean Bird, an animated character will appear which will
help users through various options. The second feature dubbed simple
discovery will feature voice and gesture-based controls for users, while
the simple switching feature will offer users various apps to choose
from. As per the report, the simple switching feature would offer access to apps like Amazon
Instant Video, CinemaNow, Hulu Plus, Netflix, Twitter, MLB.tv and Vudu.
worth mentioning that LG acquired the webOS mobile operating system technology from Hewlett-Packard (HP) in February,
2013. The South Korean giant had also shared plans to use the webOS
technology to enhance its Smart TV products, and range of other consumer
The webOS platform was initially developed
by US smartphone manufacturer Palm, and was bought by HP in April 2010
for $1.2 billion.
Earlier on Monday, LG unveiled
its Life Band Touch fitness wristband at CES
2014. The company did not reveal the
pricing and availability details of the LG Life Band Touch.
the latest wearable from LG could sync with Android and iOS devices
using Bluetooth 4.0, though the company did not detail whether the
device can work with smartphones, tablets or both.
revealed plans to
expand its Ultra HD TV line-up and announced the premium UB9800
series 4K Ultra HD TVs at CES 204, consisting of 65-inch, 79-inch,
84-inch and 98-inch units. LG's new Ultra HD TV models feature 3840x2160
pixels resolution and equip Ultra IPS panels.