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So besides the major mobile OS systems out there like iOS and Android, what is the competition for webOS...On the TV front Samsung has it's Tizen OS which is a direct competitor to LG's webOS on TVs it looks like. It will be interesting to see where this all goes. LG has a leg up and is out to market first, but it's early...
Samsung Says Its Smart TVs Will All Use Tizen Operating System
Tizen on Samsung TVs in 2015
webOS TV SDK is a tool that provides developers with tools for webOS TV web app development and emulator for testing.
For the supported webOS TV platform version, see Supported Platform Version for each SDK
System Requirements Operating System Microsoft® Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit) Mac OS X Lion or later (64-bit) Ubuntu 10.04, 12.04 / Ubuntu Mint 13 (Maya) (32-bit and 64-bit)
Processor: Intel® Pentium® 4 2.0 GHz or faster Memory: 3 GB or more of RAM Display: 1280 x 1024 or higher of screen resolution Graphic Card: 256 MB or more of video memory Additional Software Oracle® VirtualBox 4.2.x or higher (4.2.x is recommended)
https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Download_Old_Builds_4_2 Oracle JDK 1.7.0_45 or later
For version downloads, visit: http://developer.lge.com/webOSTV/sdk/web-sdk/
About 60% of LG’s TVs will have 4K displays in 2015
LG today announced the next generation of its smart television operating system—webOS 2.0—to power its newest cache of TVs to hit the market in 2015.
At a press event in 2015, LG announced its new line of televisions along with the updates to webOS. The next iteration of webOS will be twice as fast as its previous iteration and will support 4K streaming. The new webOS will also include a new recommended channel menu and a startup menu. WebOS 2.0 will also have a new range of content options, including a GoPro channel and an expanded partnership with Netflix where the streaming platform can support high dynamic range in streaming 4K videos.
LG announced seven new television sets, from 55-inch to 75-inch screens, either flat or curved, all with 4K OLED displays. In addition, LG announced (this many) sets with 4K “Ultra HD” LCD sets. LG said that in 2015, 60% of its televisions would be 4K televisions with 34 different models.