LG sells one million webOS-enabled Smart+ TVs
June 2, 2014 08.40 Europe/London By Robert Briel
LG webOSLG Electronics has announced that more than one million units of its webOS-enabled Smart+ TVs have been sold since the launch of the lineup in March.
LG expects sales to reach ten million units by the first half of 2015.
“Reaching the one million mark in just three months is a significant achievement in the TV industry,” said In-kyu Lee, SVP and head of the TV division at the LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company.
“Rather than continuing to add more and more functions into our smart TVs that few people will ever use, we’ve decided to focus on simplicity with our 2014 Smart+ TVs with webOS. Consumers seem to share our view that this is the right direction for the evolution of smart TVs going forward.”
LG is quickly rolling out its Smart+ TV models globally and expects to be in over 150 markets by the end of the month. The company will also expand the presence of LG Smart+ TV Experience Zones in a number of major consumer electronics retail locations to give, in the words of the manufacturer, “more consumers the opportunity to experience the convenience and unmatched simplicity offered by LG’s Smart+ TVs.”