LG is rumored to be working on a smartwatch powered by webOS, the platform that didn’t quite take off on smartphones and tablets, and was later picked up by LG for its smart TVs. Apparently the Korean company plans on using it for wearable devices as well. A new report published today claims that LG is looking to launch its webOS powered smartwatch in early 2016.
The report comes from The Wall Street Journal which cites “a person familiar with the plans.” This person says that LG is going to slowly try and build a software ecosystem around areas it can have “more control” over.
LG isn’t new to the world of smartwatches. It has already launched two which run on Google’s Android Wear platform, and even though it is working on one that runs on webOS, the company has given no indications about giving up on Android Wear altogether at some point down the line.
Not much is known about the LG webOS smartwatch at this point in time. Sure there have been multiple rumors about so far LG itself hasn’t confirmed any details about features or specifications. We still have an entire year to go before this device will presumably be ready so there’s no point in engaging in wild speculation right now.