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LG to showcase OLED TV lineup, rumours of webOS TV launch

LG Electronics' new 77-inch Ultra HD Curved OLED TV (model 77EC9800) will be on display at CES 2014.

LG Electronics’ new 77-inch Ultra HD Curved OLED TV (model 77EC9800) will be on display at CES 2014.

LG is gearing up to show off what it claims is “the most comprehensive OLED TV lineup on the planet” at the CES trade show next week, amid rumours that it will unveil its webOS software on smart TVs for the first time.

Officially, LG has said it will showcase its new 77-inch Ultra HD Curved OLED TV, along with various new 55- and 65-inch OLED TV models.

However an image leaked on Twitter of what appears to be an LG TV running the firm’s webOS software – and apps from firms like YouTube, Facebook and Skype – has caused speculation that the firm will show off its new smart TV interface at the show.

LG has agreed to buy HP’s webOS software last February, in a deal that it said would enhance and support its next-generation smart TV offerings.

Originally designed as a smartphone and tablet operating system by Palm, HP took ownership of the webOS software after buying out Palm for US$1.2 billion (€900 million) in 2010. The LG webOS deal was agreed for undisclosed terms.

Tags: CES, HP, LG, OLED, TV, webOS