LG Android tablet delayed

Darren Allan

October 4, 2010

Back in the heady days of summer, July to be precise, LG announced that it would be one of the many companies wheeling out an Android tablet.

It was supposed to be due before the year was out, and about the only info on it was that the slate would probably run Android 2.2. Well, it seems that sole detail has proved incorrect, as the idea of using 2.2 has been dropped, which will likely mean the tablet’s release date will slide.

An LG spokesperson told Reuters: “We plan to introduce a tablet that runs on the most reliable Android version… We are in talks with Google to decide on the most suitable version for our tablet and that is not Froyo 2.2.”

So that would suggest the company is waiting for Android 3.0 (Gingerbread), which would mean we won’t see the tablet before 2011 is in, as Gingerbread won’t be baked until towards the end of 2010.

The fact that it has had to use Android 2.2 hasn’t stopped Samsung from getting its Galaxy Tab 7 inch slate out to the market quickly, though, and other manufacturers for that matter, such as Dell.






 

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