LG has this morning announced its first webOS related milestone, that 1 million of its Smart TV sets using the platform have now been sold. With the range going on sale to the public in March – and that we're talking about pricey TVs, not smartphones – that isn't bad numbers for just a few months of sales. And LG is predicting bigger and better results for webOS TV.
The global rollout continues and is expected to reach 150 countries by the end of June. LG also expects sales of webOS TVs to reach 10 million by the first half of 2015. In-kyu Lee, Senior Vice President and head of the TV division at LG outlines part of the reason for the success:
"Rather than continuing to add more and more functions into our smart TVs that few people will ever use, we've decided to focus on simplicity with our 2014 Smart+ TVs with webOS. Consumers seem to share our view that this is the right direction for the evolution of smart TVs going forward."
So, while the smartphones may have passed, webOS lives on and is going from strength to strength under LG's stewardship. And if that doesn't make us feel all warm inside on this Monday morning, nothing will.