LG brings WebOS 2.0 functionality for TVs last year




LG rolls on September 21 a firmware update for televisions in 2014 to run WebOS 1.0. The update brings ‘almost’ all the functionality of WebOS 2.0 to the TV, such as a custom Live Menu and faster loading of menus and settings.

The smart TVs that LG provides an update on the LB6300, LB6500, LB7100, LB7200, UB8500, UB9200, UB9300, UB9500, UB9800, EC9300, EC9700 and EG9700. Who such a TV with WebOS 1.0 has Automatic Updates has to be no action is required for updating. Who will stand out on or after September 21, after which a notification can be manually run through the roadmap for the firmware update.

LG speaks about ‘almost’ all WebOS 2.0 features focused on bringing the update to the devices. What functionality is missing or is not known, but the company claims that the platform for better performance provides, such as faster opening the home menu, settings and applications.

Also, the software ‘My Channels’ to the older TVs to store favorites in the Launcher Bar. In addition, there is a shortcut menu for frequently used settings and the Live menu had a makeover with more options.

Earlier this year LG already showed that TVs in 2014 no complete upgrade to Web OS 2.0 were going to get, only side in security, stability, and speed apps. The speed of the platform is largely determined by the hardware, which makes this probably lower for older TVs. Or LG after this update the TVs still continues to give updates in the future is unknown.

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