LG Smart TV to WebOS: You're coming to Vegas

Speaking at an event in Korea on Thursday, LG said that its first WebOS-based Smart TV will be on display at CES in January.

LG has made good on its promise to resurrect WebOS in the living room.

An LG researcher, Hong Sung-pyo, said at an event in Korea on Thursday that the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) next month will play host to the company's first WebOS-based Smart TV. The television will include a 2.2GHz dual-core processor and 1.5GB of RAM, according to Hong.

CNET sister site ZDNet Korea was first to report on the news.

WebOS has had a long and disappointing experience in the electronics business. The operating system was initially hailed as the Palm's savior, but quickly proved incapable of resurrecting the mobile firm. After HP acquired Palm, WebOS was again pushed as an option for the company, but again the carpet was pulled out from under the operating system.

Earlier this year, much to the surprise of many industry pundits, LG announced that it had acquired WebOS from HP . But unlike its predecessors, LG said it had no plans to bundle it with mobile, deciding instead that it might be a suitable option for HDTVs. We'll find out for sure if it actually is a suitable option early next month in Las Vegas when the industry's massive conference kicks off. And as always, CNET will be there to catch every last minute.

Tags:
Mobile
TVs
Gaming
About the author

Don Reisinger is a technology columnist who has covered everything from HDTVs to computers to Flowbee Haircut Systems. Besides his work with CNET, Don's work has been featured in a variety of other publications including PC World and a host of Ziff-Davis publications.

 

Join the discussion

Conversation powered by Livefyre

Don't Miss
Hot Products
Trending on CNET

HOT ON CNET

Up for a challenge?

Put yourself to the real tech test by building your own virtual-reality headset with a few household items.