LG Releases WebOS Open Source Edition 2.26

Webos Open Source Edition (OSE) 2.26.0 has been released, providing an open platform that can be utilized on various portable devices, boards, and automobile information and entertainment systems. The platform is developed in a public repository under the Apache 2.0 license, with the community following a joint model development management.

The key changes in this release include:

  • Support for installing Progressive Web Applications (PWA) which allows users to install web apps with a button that appears in the browser panel.
  • Addition of multimedia content recording functions with features for suspension and resumption of recordings and sound-only notes.
  • Enhancements in the API for sound control, including stopping and suspending playback of system sounds.
  • Introduction of the ability to open sites through proxies in the ENACT web browser.
  • Inclusion of support for secure drawing using DMabuf, updated fonts noto, and a new decoder for Gstreamer written in Rust.
  • Integration of Web Push mechanism using the Google Firebase Cloud Messaging (FCM) server in the browser engine.
  • Incorporation of changes from the platform youcto 5.0.

The Webos platform was initially developed by Palm in 2008 and was utilized on smartphones like Palm Pre.

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