LG CTO Skott Ahn unveils webOS 2.0 upgraded smart TV platform

LG Chief Technology Officer Skott Ahn today unveiled the webOS 2.0 upgraded smart TV platform that is more than twice fast against the first version, and supports streaming of 4K Ultra HD content.

The Korean consumer electronics maker has expanded the LG webOS platform to LG’s signage and hotel TVs.

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“The Internet of Things isn’t about some devices and the apps that control them. It’s what connects everything we value with the innovations that are centered around our lives. At LG, we’re taking an open approach to maximize the value offered to our customers through platforms, connectivity and the overall IoT ecosystem,” Ahn said at CES 2015.

LG CTO Skott Ahn
LG is working on a platform that cares for customers’ wellness instead of just tracking and reporting it. LG developed bio-signal analysis technologies for smartphones and wearable devices that can assist with physical health management such as helping to modify sleeping habits. LG’s wellness platform can optimize one’s living environment by controlling appliances such as water heaters and air conditioners.

The company is also expanding IoT into cars by developing Vehicle to Everything (V2X) technologies. LG has already developed and commercialized a connectivity solution to mirror Android and iOS devices to car displays. LG’s smart car connectivity technology supports other industry solutions such as MirrorLink.

LG is working with smart home service providers and iControl OpenHome ecosystem members to ensure that LG’s large product portfolio integrates with smart home services ranging from security to home automation.



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