We recently covered Samsung’s updated version of the Smart refrigerator at CES 2017, and now it’s LG’s turn with their “smart refrigerator.” LG’s model one-ups Samsung’s version with WebOS being the operating system of choice, as well as adding Amazon’s Alexa personal assistant.
The Smart Fridge has a 29-inch touchscreen mounted on the top right door, which uses LG’s “Instaview” technology to turn the screen translucent to show the contents inside when needed. LG is also showcasing its ability to look up recipes, play music, check the weather, and shop online. Users can leave notes and tags on the front homepage thanks to the new WebOS software. There is also a “fresh tracker” feature on board, and that keeps track of food expiration dates. The inclusion of Alexa means that you can use voice commands to control the fridge, instead of using your hands.
This isn’t the first time that LG has used WebOS before, they have recently started including the OS on their Smart TVs. However, LG’s inclusion of WebOS on the fridge means that this isn’t a full on operating system, there are still limitations to what it can and cannot do. If you can recall, LG announced almost the exact same fridge last year but with Windows 10 being the OS of choice. Pricing and availability details have not been confirmed yet.
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