LG might have a webOS smartwatch in the pipeline

LG might have a webOS smartwatch in the pipeline
Although it's currently making use of Android Wear, LG might be looking forward to making a webOS smartwatch, which will be its homemade alternative to Google's platform for wearables. Up until now, LG has only used the successor to Palm OS to power a wide array of its smart TV sets, but was also regularly tipped to be developing webOS as a full-blown rival to Samsung's in-house Tizen platform. Which makes a lot of sense, when you get to think about it. The company initially released a software development kit for such a device on one of its websites, but it seems that the site in question is currently down.

A possible candidate for the webOS goodness might be the LG-made smartwatch that was recently caught in the wild at FCC. Rolling under the LG VC-100 model number, the wearable in question is a standalone CDMA device that won't have to be tethered to a smartphone in order to be made full use of. Thanks to the on-board SIM card, wearers will be also capable of awkwardly making phone calls, pretty similar to Samsung's solution with the Gear S.

We are yet to see if this rumor actually holds water, but it is more than certain that LG will carry on with its wearable endeavors and might soon launch another Android Wear devices soon, which will join the ranks of the round LG G Watch R and the company's previously-announced smartwatches.

source: The Verge

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