LG Wants to Expand webOS Beyond Smart TVs
LG has big plans for its webOS platform, and they exist well beyond just the TV.
Thinking about all of the moves and product launches LG has been a part of over the past several years, the company’s move to get webOS to extend beyond their smart TVs is a logical one. On Monday, the South Korean-based manufacturer of consumer electronics and home appliances announced that it had entered into a memorandum of understanding with a federal government body to “more actively address its philosophy of open platform, open partnership, and open connectivity.” Essentially, LG is looking to others in the tech world to help it advance its webOS platform.
The National IT Industry Promotion Agency (NIPA) is an agency within the South Korean governments Ministry of Science and ICT that is responsible for developing the country’s IT sector. Together with LG, they will solicit webOS business proposals from an endless list of startups recommended by NIPA, and shortlist the ones the most viable ones. From there LG and NIPA said they would provide logistical and technical support with commercialization as their ultimate goal.