Skip to main content

LG WebOS TV photo leaked on Twitter ahead of CES 2014

LG has been tipping its CES lineup for days now, but it has not yet revealed details about a rumored WebOS-based TV. Leave that to @evleaks, which today posted a photo of what he said will be the WebOS set.

Reports emerged early this week that the electronics giant was prepping its first WebOS television set ahead of this month's Consumer Electronics Show 2014 in Las Vegas. Today, @evleaks posted a mock-up of the slick set.

Similar to the multitasking "cards" mentioned last week by the Wall Street Journal, various apps appear at the bottom of the screen, allowing users to swap between live TV, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, AccuWeather, Skype, and the Internet. Still unconfirmed, the upcoming TV is expected to run on a 2.2GHz dual-core processor with 1.5GB of RAM and additional apps based on the WebOS Enyo platform.

LG has not yet integrated WebOS - which it purchased in February 2013 - into portable electronics like smartphones or tablets. The platform, developed by Palm, was well-received, but struggled to compete once Apple's iPhone and iOS came on the scene. Ultimately, WebOS was sold to HP, which opted to open source the OS before handing it over to LG.

An LG spokeswoman declined to comment on the leak.

Stay tuned to ITProPortal next week for full CES 2014 coverage, including a look at LG's 105in Ultra HD curved TV, as well as its 77in 4K Curved OLED HDTV. The company is also reportedly prepping an activity tracker dubbed the Lifeband Touch, and will have its new all-in-one Chromebase desktop on display.