LG looks to bring webOS to smartwatches

webOS logoEarlier this week, it was revealed that LG has a call-capable smartwatch in development that would follow the existing G Watch and G Watch R. At the time, we surmised that the device would likely continue to use the Android Wear operating system, but it looks like a new challenger has appeared.

LG, which is currently using webOS in its lineup of Smart TVs, earlier today teased a software development kit for webOS-based smartwatches (that site has since been taken offline). It appears that like Samsung, LG doesn’t want to rely solely on Google to ensure its success in the smartwatch sector. Samsung has a number of Tizen-based smartwatches that ranging from the basic Galaxy Gear to the Gear S, which is equipped with a SIM slot and can make phone calls.

LG looks to bring webOS to smartwatches

Given that Samsung is controlling both the hardware and software aspects of development, it’s able to achieve battery life of 2 to 3 days with its smartwatches compared to around one day with the current crop of Android Wear devices.

If LG goes the same route with webOS for smartwatches, it too could have more control over optimizing all aspects of software and hardware. In addition, LG wouldn’t be constrained by the limits put in place by Google with Android Wear (with the exception of the physical design of existing Android Wear smartwatches, the UI and how they function is near identical from device to device).

Source: DailyTech

Tags: LG, OSes, smartwatch, webOS

Comments
Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
or
Your comment:


Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party


Last news

 
Consumer group recommends iPhone 8 over anniversary model
 
LTE connections wherever you go and instant waking should come to regular PCs, too
 
That fiction is slowly becoming a reality
 
The Snapdragon 845 octa-core SoC includes the Snapdragon X20 LTE modem
 
Human moderators can help make YouTube a safer place for everyone
 
Google says Progressive Web Apps are the future of app-like webpages
 
All 2018 models to sport the 'notch'
 
The biggest exchange in South Korea, where the BTC/KRW pair is at $14,700 now
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
The evolution of the successful smartphone, now with a waterproof body and USB Type-C
February 7, 2017 /
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /
 
 

News Archive

 
 
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31      




Poll

Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments (4)