LG will revive WebOS on a smart TV at CES
WebOS lives! Donâ€™t get too excited though, thereâ€™s no new Pre or TouchPad to drool over, itâ€™s just a TV.
At CES next month LG will unvei Â its first smart TV thatâ€™s powered by WebOS. You may recall that LG bought the patents and rights to WebOS from HP a while back, after HP decided to kill the platform. What was once going to be the third major mobile OS is now going to power TVs so you can watch Netflix without a set-top box.
The LG HDTV that runs WebOS will use a dual-core 2.2GHz processor and 1.5GB DRAM chips. It will basically have a low-end to mid-range phone built in to power the once-mobile OS. Itâ€™s just a shame that a 50+ inch TV is even less suited for a pocket than the HTC One Max and Sony Xperia Z Ultra. Not that I not-so-secretly wish WebOS had actually survived or anything.
But hey, an afterlife as a smart TV platform is better than living on life-support as a printer OS, right? At least a TV can actually use cards and Just Type.