webOS Open Source Edition 2.0

webOS Open Source Edition (OSE) 2.0 is taking a leap to further extend its domain, especially towards the automotive industry.

webOS OSE 2.0 startup screen

Great Step Forward towards Automotive Industry

webOS OSE 2.0 has taken a great step forward, opening chances of entering into the automotive industry, with the following features added:

  • Dual-display support, a preliminary step for multi-display support which is essential for a rear seat entertainment (RSE) system

  • Firmware-Over-the Air (FOTA) and integration of Smack for enhanced security

  • New concept of UI/UX, such as Home Launcher above, which is passenger-friendly and optimized for touch input

  • Bluetooth, WiFi, SoftAP for better connectivity

Reference Hardware Upgrade to Raspberry Pi 4

As the reference hardware of webOS OSE has changed to Raspberry Pi 4, developers can now make better use of:

  • Dual displays through two micro HDMI ports

  • Fast networking with Gigabit Ethernet, dual-band wireless LAN, and Bluetooth 5.0/BLE

  • Enhanced graphics processing thanks to GPU upgrade

  • Support for both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0

Keeping Up with Latest Open Source Technologies

The open source technologies used in webOS OSE have been upgraded to their latest version.

  • Upgraded to Qt 5.12 to improve performance

  • Upgraded to Chromium 72 to reflect the latest web technology