LG will introduce webOS-powered smartwatch early 2016: Report

A few rumors have been doing the arounds regarding the LG smartwatch which was teased at CES 2015.


A few rumors have been doing the rounds regarding the LG smartwatch which was teased at CES 2015.

Earlier reports suggest that, Android Central had received a confirmation from LG that there is an LG watch made for Audi, running a variation of Android Wear.

It has now been reported that, LG will use the WebOS platform as an alternative to Google's Android operating system in a new smartwatch lineup which will launch early next year. “We’re going to slowly try to build an (software) ecosystem around areas we can have more control over,” the person said on the sidelines of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

LG, which had introduced the G Watch R running on Android Wear at IFA last year, has plans to release another smartwatch that can make calls without it being linked to a car. This could be the same smartwatch which was teased at the Audi Press Conference during CES, but not much information was disclosed to the media.

The report further stated that the move to adopt WebOS highlights LG’s internal software ambitions. The person familiar with the matter said that Android would remain the major platform that powers LG’s mobile devices in the near future, taking a skeptical tone on the possibility of bringing back WebOS to its smartphones.

The smartwatch is expected to release early 2016.

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