A new report from CES 2015 claims that LG plans to launch a new smartwatch using the webOS operating system sometime in 2016. Rumors about such a product were first reported a few months ago when a webOS smartwatch SDK was briefly teased on an LG-owned developer website.
The Wall Street Journal used an unnamed source "familiar with the plans" at CES 2015 as the basis for their report. The source is quoted as saying, "We're going to slowly try to build an (software) ecosystem around areas we can have more control over." LG already uses webOS as the operating system for its smart TVs and today's report says LG might also use it in future home appliances. It acquired webOS from HP in 2013.
LG already has launched smartwatches that use Android Wear.
Source: Wall Street Journal