A leak from October 2014 revealed that LG may be planning a webOS smartwatch to go along with its new webOS TVs. The Life’s Good crew still hasn’t made any official announcements about the device, but now a new report has surfaced to back up the original leak.
A source speaking to the Wall Street Journal says that LG will use webOS as the base for “a new smartwatch lineup” that will be released in early 2016. “We’re going to slowly try to build an (software) ecosystem around areas we can have more control over,” the source explained.
A different tipster claims that LG is working on a smartwatch that can make phone calls without being paired with a smartphone. The device is expected to launch sometime in early 2015, but the source wouldn’t say what operating system the wearable will run.
It’s been nearly two years since LG purchased webOS from HP, but so far we’ve only seen the software used on smart TVs. While these webOS smartwatches aren’t expected to launch for another year, it’s still kind of exciting to hear that we may soon see webOS on some new, non-TV products. It’ll be interesting to see how LG adapts webOS for the small screen of a smartwatch.