LG has been caught via a developer website in the works of creating a smartwatch that surprise, surprise doens’t run on Android Wear. Instead, the device is rumored to run on a webOS.
The LG-hosted website has been taken done since it was first reported and the company has refused to comment on the matter. LG has just brushed it off by saying that just because the company is working on quite a few number of projects, it doesn’t mean we’re ever going to see every single one of them.
The webOS is the successor to the PalmOS which is considered to be one of the greatest mobile operating systems ever made. LG recently bought the webOS from HP last year and said that it was going to be used for smartTVs. Well, I guess LG decided to expand its horizons with the operating system. From what we’ve heard, the company has been test driving it on smartwatches and smartphones.
LG’s first smartwatches on the Android Wear platform, the G Watch and G Watch R are to be released mid this month. However, the company is following in the footsteps of Samsung and looks to be relying less on Google’s operating system. Google is not going to happy about that, I’m sure. Can LG bring the webOS to an expansion just like Samsung is doing with Tizen? Well, it’ll an interesting move for the company. Either way, Google should be on the look out because this might just be the new trend. Android may need to up its game before LG and Samsung become the first of the many to create a competitive ecosystem that rivals Android head on.