LG’s webOS TV project has been silent for a while now, ever since the acquisition of HP’s failed Palm OS project we have heard very little from LG, apart from announcements they will be working on webOS for their new smart TVs.
The fruition of months of work may be upon us at CES and Evleaks has come early to the party once again, with new leaked photo of the LG webOS TV and the new interface LG has created on top of Palm’s old mobile operating system.
It is impressive that in a matter of months LG has managed to create a TV operating system from an abandoned mobile project HP put on the shelve. Most of the functionality will remain, we suspect and LG has had some work re-skinning webOS to look better on the big screen.
The design of the LG webOS TV is really nice, but the South Korean electronics giant has become a master at making incredible televisions. The steel stand and edge-to-edge display with no bezel screams quality and we can expect this being a high-price smart TV.
On the user interface front, LG has kept the multi-tasking cards feature but redesign it to make every card a small rhombus. We actually like the photo showing the UI, but it will be after CES when we find out if it is intuitive and functional, for now it just looks exciting.
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Skype all look to be available on the LG webOS TV, the photo shows all the apps available. LG will be using webOS Enyo framework to gather apps onto the system, there is already quite a few, but none have been updated recently.
We do not know how this TV will fair, LG has not had the best success when it comes to smart TVs, but then again, nobody has apart from Samsung. WebOS is a nice concept and if LG can sell this at a reasonable rate, they may be able to draw a few buyers in.