LG wants to compete with Android TV: opens webOS to other manufacturers

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The operating systems for Smart TVs are quite closed, an example is Samsung’s Tizen. But there is one exception: Google’s Android TV, which is used by companies such as Sony or TCL. Well then, LG wants to change the situation and has just announced that its development webOS Opens up to reach third party TVs.

The operating system we are talking about is one of the most interesting currently on the market, since it includes a very intuitive graphical interface and that is handled without problems by the users. In addition, the number of applications it includes is very wide, since it does not lack any of the existing streaming video platforms (an example is Netflix or Amazon Prime Video). And this will be something that manufacturers who will use webOS from now on can enjoy.

A good number to start

As announced by the Asian manufacturer itself, it has formalized agreements with up to twenty companies that are in the Smart TV market, such as RCA, Ayonz and Konka so that they can use their operating system natively from now on. In this way, a universalization is sought and that the presence in the webOS market (which LG has used since 2014 in its closed televisions) is much greater and in this way that it becomes much more attractive for application developers . Come on, Google’s way of acting with Android TV is followed.

Web OS interface to be used

As has been known, it will be the interface called UX in its fifth version, which is the one currently on the market, but yes, we must not forget that LG recently announced the 6.0 in the course of the CES fair And, it seems, this option is reserved for its own televisions at least in a first omentum. It makes sense, certainly, but it is to be expected that with the pass of the time and if the hardware of the rest of the manufacturers accompanies, the iteration of the operating system recently presented is supplied.

The truth is that this is excellent news globally, since companies that have the best operating system on the market can get many benefits if they open it as LG does. Then it is a matter of offering a higher image quality on televisions for users to select one or the other brand.

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