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LG unveils WebOS-based Smart TVs ahead of CES 2014

LG has announced its WebOS based smart TV lineup ahead of CES 2014 event and revealed some massive plans to develop the platform to much higher level.


We have recently covered the rumor about LG’s plans to reveal the WebOS running TV sets and we got a solid proof for this news with a leaked photo of WebOS TV. However, LG has said that its 70-percent of next generation Smart TVs will be running on WebOS operating system.

The South Korean TV-maker revealed that the WebOS TVs will be coming with 3 features – simple connection, simple switching and simple discovery. When turning on the LG WebOS TV, the Bean Bird animation will help the beginners to set the initial TV settings, then multitasking support and “Cards” UI will help to switch programs and apps such as Amazon Instant Video, Netflix, Hulu Plus, Facebook, Twitter and more, easily. LG Smart TV and LG Store will help users to discover useful and entertaining contents easily via voice and gesture controls.

The WebOS was initially developed by Palm, which was acquired by Hawlett-Packard (HP) for $1.2 billion and then the platform was acquired by LG last year. HP used the platform on its TouchPad tablets, but failed to attract the consumers and shutdown its webOS tablets and made it open source before selling it to LG.

LG has already revealed some eye-popping OLED, curved and Ultra HD 4K television sets for CES 2014 event at Las Vegas, Nevada. Samsung also competing in the same segment by revealing some giant TV sets too.

[ Source: LG ]

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