Smartwatch produced by Audi/LG partnership runs on Open webOS

Smartwatch produced by Audi/LG partnership runs on Open webOS
At CES, Audi and LG have unveiled a smartwatch that is the talk of Las Vegas. Why? Well, the timepiece happens to be powered by LG's Open webOS. Originally, it was believed that the wearable was running Android Wear. Audi has been promoting the watch as a device that will allow users to control their Audi automobile. For example, the watch can remotely unlock the doors to an Audi.

The button in the middle opens up a list of apps with icons based on the LG smartphone UI. There is a dialer, and various applications including email, messaging, calendar and music. There is also a fitness application, "LG Health W." A "Find My Phone" feature helps you locate your misplaced handset.

It's been a long road for webOS, perhaps now coming full circle at CES where it was first unveiled six years ago. And somehow, it is appropriate that the operating system make some news today. Not only because it is CES, but also because of the resurrection of the Palm name, which was announced just the other day.

source: AndroidCentral

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9 Comments

1. AlikMalix unregistered

Any chance this will be comparable with iOS (or android devices for that matter)?

8. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I don't see Audi making an exclusive phone for their cars so I am 99.9% positive it will run on Android. And probably IOS too if Audi has any type of control over it.

2. palmguy

Posts: 974; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

OMG!!!!!! PALMMMMM :)

3. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Too bad Palm & webOS won't be in the same picture anymore

4. kotan24

Posts: 308; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Please make it into a phone as well, and make it compatible with most operating systems.

5. Evan_C

Posts: 153; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

Its great they are trying out different UI's

6. cheetah2k

Posts: 2198; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Thank god, getting away from Android wear OS. WebOS isn't half bad, and LG owns the rights to customise it, rather than being locked down with the Google chastity belt :p

7. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Wow, laggy as an lg product should be.

9. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

That looks so nice. It would be nicer without the black plastic ring and the plastic near the lugs but I am sure it's because they can't eliminate those yet untitled they can miniaturize more components.

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