LG’s newest updated webOS version, WebOS 2.0, will be the smartest and fastest webOS platform yet. Some of its features include: an all new “My Channels” app, and access to an expanded variety of 4K ultraHD streaming options. All “My Channels” app users will be able to customize the broadcast they enjoy the most, be it set-top box channels or cable.
Palm originally created the webOS mobile operating system to be used on its early smartphone models. HP purchased the company for nearly $1.2 billion and then closed it down the very next year. Last year, LG brought the platform back to life in its smart TV line. LG calls this latest update “an innovative smart TV solution.”
The vice president of LG, In-kyu Lee stated that the new, smarter webOS 2.0 features will enable its users to experience an easier, simpler, more intuitive than ever before, next-generation smart TV platform. LG considers the new platform to be another example of the company’s “commitment to its leadership role in the next generation TV market.”
LG’s new webOS 2.0 smart TV platform will come equipped with a 2015 “New Magic Remote” for its new smart functions. The new remote will be normal remote-sized and will feature a numeric keypad for manually keying in channels.
This new ultimate remote control will be a universal one, enabling the control of all LG devices. It also has the ability to be stood up on its short end, a feature that may be essentially helpful to those who tend to “lose the remote in the sofa cushions.”
With more 4K content, reduced boot times, faster UI navigation speed as well as a list of other new innovative features, the new platform will be making its initial debut on smart TVs from LG’s new lineup. The company’s new Quantom Dot as well as other LCD and OLED smart TV sets will be running the new platform.
The 2013 CES, was where LG first introduced webOS and over 5 million smart TVs equipped with the platform have been sold since then. According to an announcement made by LG, the company plans to reveal the new and improved webOS 2.0 smart TV platform at the 2015 CES.