LG webOS-powered smartwatch reportedly in the works
LG’s current smartwatch portfolio includes the G Watch and the G Watch R, which are both running on Google’s Android Wear platform. But now it seems to be working on a new smartwatch, which will run on its own webOS platform, The Verge reports.
A developer website, which has been pulled at the time of filing this story, confirmed the existence of the smartwatch. One of the slides on the website read, “LG SmartWatch gets more powerful with the new Web-centric platform.” The site also revealed that SDK for the forthcoming smartwatch was on its way.
Not details are available about the smartwatch at the moment. Recently however, a smartwatch codenamed LG VC100/LG VC100P was spotted on FCC’s website. According to the listing, the smartwatch features dimensions of 57.7×35.5mm, and is also said to have 3G capabilities.
Google’s Android Wear platform hasn’t had the best of starts, and already companies are looking at alternate platforms. Samsung’s smartwatches run on its homegrown Tizen platform, barring the Gear Live, which the company launched earlier this year.
It would be interesting to see how LG manages to use webOS on its smartwatch. The operating system hasn’t had the best of journeys. It was originally developed by Palm, which was then acquired by HP. Owning to the company’s problems, the platform was open-sourced, before it was acquired by LG.
Check out the slides from the developer website below.