Built with Qt

LG’s Innovative Technologies, Unique Products, and Cutting-Edge Designs are Built with Qt.

Built with Qt - LG Consumer Electronics

LG Consumer Electronics

The world's leading home appliance manufacturer chose Qt for the development of its proprietary webOS and continues to benefit from Qt capabilities for the production of  innovative devices.

Today, Qt technology is present on LG flat-screen TVs, mobile devices, air conditioners, washing machines, and refrigerators, enabling a consistent Signature UI across all LG product portfolio.

"LG is not only using Qt for TVs, but for various other products and in various capacities. Not just on the UI level, but also in control software and many other areas. Qt is an integral part of LG and we hope to continue that relationship. "

Anupam Kaul, Senior Manager from LG Silicon Valley Labs Group

LG’s webOS platform is a Linux-based multitasking operating system suitable for a wide variety of digital devices ranging from smart watches to ultra-wide smart TVs. It exploits a number of web applications that run in the Qt WebEngine, based on Chromiumdelivering both high performance and top quality within extremely responsive and visually appealing UIs.

Qt technology enables quick iterations across product versions, rapid detection of performance issues, quick fixes thanks to detailed documentation and the large community, and ultimately faster time to market.

LG also focuses on continuous product innovation with artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and augmented reality. Qt is an essential building block to accelerate this process.

"We considered various technologies, among which the Wayland protocol. When we saw Qt Wayland Compositor, we were amazed by the vast body of work done within the Qt community. We were able to tap into that communitynot just the code, but the resources and partnershipsand that really helped us . Had that open-source community not been there, it would have taken us much longer time to deliver. "

Anupam Kaul, Senior Manager from LG Silicon Valley Labs Group

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An highly customizable platform for smart devices

The webOS system offers an ideal platform for smart devices, including TVs, information displays, robots, and even cars. Today, the in-car experience is changing. With the surge of connected autonomous driving and shared cars, the passenger experience becomes central. Customers need more meaningful content and services to fill their driving experience.

The choice of Qt for creating webOS is based on its faster web-based technology and its smaller memory footprint.

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Creating an ecosystem

Born for smart TVs, webOS is being now used for smart signage systems, video walls, smart watches, home appliances, and more.

Qt cross-platform framework provides out-of-the-box features and functionality that speed up the development process across different types of products.  

The Qt framework proved very useful for web integration. WebOS has the web at its core.  Here, Qt is faster than HTML and whenever performance or boot time are at stake, Qt offers the best solution.

Qt is faster than web-based technology, and, usually, it needs less memory. webOS is highly customizable, so as we need a faster and less memory-consuming environment, then Qt is the proper solution for that.

Helen Choi, VP at LG Electronics

LG Consumer Electronics

LG Electronics Inc. is a South Korean multinational electronics company headquartered in Yeouido-dong, Seoul, South Korea, and is part of the LG Group, employing 82,000 people working in 119 local subsidiaries worldwide. With 2014 global sales of USD 55.91 billion.

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