LG to shutter smartphone business to focus on platforms and services

South Korean tech giant LG is pulling out of the mobile phone market.  The company put out a statement on Monday confirming that it is exiting the “incredibly competitive mobile phone sector” in order “ to focus resources in growth areas such as electric vehicle components, connected devices, smart homes, robotics, artificial intelligence and business-to-business […]

LG to licence webOS to TV makers

LG has announced that it has begun licencing its webOS TV platform ecosystem, and that the smart TV operating system will soon be found on third-party TVs to create a platform that promises to rival Android TV. Over 20 TV makers will offer webOS-powered TVs including brands such as RCA, Ayonz and Konka, with more […]

Strategy Analytics: Tizen remains top smart TV OS 

Samsung’s Tizen platform remains the largest smart TV operating system globally by sales, followed by LG’s WebOS and Android TV, according to Strategy Analytics. The research firm said that 21% of smart TVs sold in 2018 ran Tizen, 12% were powered by WebOS and 10% used Android TV. Roku TV captured 4% of global TV […]

LG expands webOS beyond the TV

LG has announced plans to expand its webOS platform beyond smart TVs, introducing it to new industries for the first time. Announcing the news at IFA in Berlin, LG said it has partnered with IT service provider Luxoft Holding to create the next generation of webOS. With the move it is targeting the automotive, robotics […]

LG to issue webOS TV update, adds content partners

 is releasing a free firmware upgrade for its 2014 webOS smart TVs and is adding new content partners to the platform – including HD and 4K video from DirecTV. LG said the update will give TV owners “virtually all of the new webOS 2.0 features that debuted on this year’s new Smart TV models”. These […]

LG webOS smart TV sales pass one million mark

LG has sold more than one million units of its webOS-enabled Smart+ TVs since the launch of the TV line in March.  Announcing the milestone figure, LG said that it now expects sales to reach 10 million units by the first half of 2015 and said that the TVs will be available in more than 150 […]

LG launches webOS smart TVs

LG has launched its new smart TV platform webOS at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, claiming that it will be included in “more than 70%” of LG’s smart TVs in 2014. LG said that webOS, a platform it bought a year ago from HP, offers an intuitive interface, makes it easy for developers […]

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

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 […]