Open webOS to find its first OEM development with LG TV-s
LG will need more than just hardware to port Open webOS into; Open webOS needs lots of apps, too. It looks as though many of these applications are being designed in Enyo. Services like Netflix, CinemaNow, Pandora and YouTube are all on the “to do” list.
LG chose the Open webOS route out of three possible options that the company was considering. LG signed an agreement with HP in June, and later sent some L9 motherboards and some personnel to Sunnyvale to work with HP. Word has it that LG passed on Google TV, and as it seems they have decided not to dance with Apple.
What LG has is an open platform with which they can do as they please. They also found eager partners with HP and Gram. The goal for LG and Gram now is to be able to show off an Open webOS TV at CES 2013. Hopefully the reception is strong enough for a business case, to actually manufacture a commercially viable product.