LG and The Qt Company have announced one extensive partnership to bring webOS to more devices including cars, robots and other smart products for the home. LG says the collaboration makes it more efficient to port webOS to new devices.
LG and The Qt Company have been working together on webOS since 2014, after LG has taken over the HP operating system developed by Palm. LG used the Qt framework for software developers and GUI tools to scale webOS from an OS to an operating system that has been available for a short time in TVs, smart fridges, and even a smartwatch. Last year LG open source webOS, in an effort to stimulate its acceptance. Although this last step does not guarantee an increase in webOS acceptance, it will make it easier for device makers to adapt webOS to different experiences.
It should come as no surprise that LG & # 39; s archrival, Samsung, has similar ambitions for its own open-source Tizen operating system, which can already be found in wearables, cameras & yes, smart fridges from the company. Back in the days, Samsung said it wants to bring Tizen to other household appliances such as robotic vacuum cleaners, washing machines and air conditioners and has it tried to take it to cars.