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LG is making webOS open source to help expand the platform

LG has announced that they’ve developed an open source of their webOS platform.

LG acquired the Linux-based operating system back in 2013 from HP, which was being used in HP’s devices.

LG has since been using webOS in their TVs and their fridges but now the company is making an Open Source Edition of the platform. Developers can download the source code to create new apps and help LG grow their platform. LG has provided developers with tools, guides, and forums to help developers become more familiar with webOS.

“When LG adopted webOS for our popular smart TV lineup in 2013, it did so with the knowledge that webOS had tremendous potential,” said Dr. I.P. Park, Chief Technology Officer at LG Electronics. “webOS has come a long way since then and is now a mature and stable platform ready to move beyond TVs to join the very exclusive group of operating systems that have been successfully commercialization at such a mass level. As we move from an app-based environment to a web-based one, we believe the true potential of webOS has yet to be seen.”

WebOS has support for HTML5 and CSS3, to help make it familiar to new developers.

Developers can found out more at

Source: LG

By Sachin Bahal

Sachin is a talented and versatile writer with a passion for technology and loves to write about gaming, entertainment, tech and more. He started TheCanadianTechie back in 2012 to become the ultimate, independent source for tech enthusiasts or “techies”.

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