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Qt and LG Electronics Partner to Offer webOS for Automotive, Robotics, Smart Home

By Ken Briodagh

The Qt Company recently announced a significant expansion of its long-standing partnership with LG Electronics, with Qt and LG’s CTO Division launching a collaboration to make the open source webOS operating system the platform of choice for embedded smart devices.

“Smart devices have the potential to deliver an unmatched customer experience wherever we may be – in our homes, cars, and anywhere in between,” said I.P. Park, president and CTO, LG Electronics. “Our partnership with Qt enables us to dramatically enhance webOS, providing our customers with the most advanced platform for the creation of highly immersive devices and services. We look forward to continuing our long-standing collaboration with Qt to deliver memorable experiences in the exciting areas of automotive, smart homes and robotics.”

Through the partnership, Qt will provide LG with a powerful end-to-end, integrated and hardware-agnostic development environment for developers, engineers and designers to create innovative and immersive apps and devices. In addition, webOS will officially become a reference operating system of Qt. The partnership reportedly allows customers to leverage webOS’ mature set of middleware-enabled functionality, including features for automotive, connectivity, media and content services, which saves customers significant time and effort in their embedded development projects.

“LG has been a technology leader for generations, which is one of the many reasons they’ve become such a trusted partner of Qt,” said Juha Varelius, CEO, Qt. “With the company’s initiative to expand the reach of webOS into rapidly growing markets, LG is underscoring the massive potential of Qt-enabled connected experiences. By collaborating with LG on this initiative, we’re able to make it easy as possible for our customers to build devices that bring a new definition to the word ‘smart’.”




Edited by Ken Briodagh

Editorial Director

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