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WebOS springs back from the dead at CES to power a LG Smart TV

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WebOS springs back from the dead at CES to power a LG Smart TV
We have heard hardly nothing about webOS after LG bought it and it ceased to be a mobile OS. WebOS was launched in 2009 as a successor to Palm OS. Two years later, HP announced that it will use webOS as an universal platform for all its devices. The OS found its way to several HP devices, but after the release of version 3.0.5 of webOS, the mobile platform was sold to LG.

However, CES 2014 might give us the answer what exactly happened with the unfortunate operating system after the Koreans took over last year - a set of photos of one of LG's booths in Las Vegas hints that the company will show a Smart TV, the first LG device that is powered by webOS.

LG will most probably stress on three key features of its webOS-powered Smart TV – the relative ease of the setup, navigation and connection of the device. Just like the company's TVs in the past few years, the webOS Smart TV will come with voice and gesture recognition on board. The device is said to feature easy multitasking, too. Users will be able to download various apps and games from the LG Store. According to the Korean giant, more than 70% of its upcoming Smart TVs in 2014 will come with webOS on board.


source: LG (translated) via The Verge

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