webOS may have been left to die as a mobile operating system, but it may soon get a second chance at life as a smart TV operating system. According to The Wall Street Journal, LG is set to announce at least one new TV that’s powered by webOS — the operating system once owned by Palm and ultimately buried by HP before LG acquired the OS from HP in February.
The Wall Street Journal said its source suggested that the “cards” used in webOS are still intact on LG’s smart TV. The card-based user interface basically provided live tiles that represented each of your open applications. It also had one of the best smart notification systems at its time, and with a connected TV we hope that LG has built on that experience.
Other specs were not discussed by The Wall Street Journal, so we don’t know what kind of screen size the TV has, what kind of price point it will launch at or when it will be available. TechnoBuffalo will be on the ground during CES, however, so expect plenty of coverage.