Consumer electronic giant LG will show off a line of smart TVs at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) next month. The new line of TVs will be running webOS 3.0, a new version of the open source OS developed in-house.
The webOS platform was developed by Palm and acquired by HP. After a brief foray into the webOS tablet space, HP pulled products off the shelf and tabled webOS from future road maps.
The company released webOS as open source in the hopes companies like LG would adopt it for commercial products. According to LG it has been developing a major version of webOS for use on its 2016 line of smart TVs.
New features in webOS 3.0 include watching videos from two different sources at the same time. It also supports streaming from smartphones to the TV.
LG is highlighting three features on webOS 3.0 under the "Magic" brand, including Magic Remote, Magic Zoom, and Magic Mobile Connnection. Magic Zoom is intriguing as LG claims TV owners can magnify objects and text without degrading picture quality.
The new smart TVs featuring webOS 3.0 will be launched at the CES next month.