LG to launch next version of WebOS for smart TVs at CES



WebOS is getting another update from LG.
The company plans to launch the next version of its smart TV platform at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show.
If you remember, WebOS is the mobile operating system created by Palm to power the company's early smartphones. In 2010 it was acquired by HP for about $1.2 billion before being shuttered by the company a year later. LG resurrected the platform in 2013 to power its growing lineup of smart TVs.
LG says the latest version of WebOS improves on the features first introduced last year by giving viewers access to a wider variety of 4k ultraHD streaming options and making the platform faster overall. It also comes equipped with a new "My Channels" app that allows users to customize their favorite broadcast, cable or set-top box channels.
“By updating webOS with new and smarter features, users will experience a next-generation Smart TV platform that’s simpler, easier and more intuitive than ever before,” LG vice president In-kyu Lee, said in a statement “The webOS 2.0 platform is another example of LG’s commitment to taking a leadership role in the next generation TV market with an innovative Smart TV solution.”
LG introduced WebOS at last year's CES and has since sold more than five million televisions powered by the platform.




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