LG Stalls Tablet Launch; To Wait for Android 3.0 Gingerbread

Since the spectacular success of the Apple iPad, many manufacturers have been scurrying around, trying to ride the tablet wave. Many new tablets have been announced, most of them being powered by Android, Google’s open source mobile OS.

Samsung is all set to launch the Galaxy Tab soon, in Europe and the US, and even RIM has announced the Playbook, the Blackberry tablet.

Besides that, there are countless other Android tablets by many manufacturers.

LG was earlier supposed to launch their own Android tablet by the end of 2010. It was supposed to run Android 2.2 Froyo, like the Galaxy Tab, which by Google’s own admission isn’t suited for the tablet form factor.

Apparently, LG is now delaying its tablet release and plans to ship the tablet with “the most suitable version of Android for their tablet”. Quite possibly, they have decided to wait it out until the release of Android 3.0 Gingerbread, which will be optimized for tablets.

The new tablet will probably be unveiled at CES 2011 in Las Vegas in January.

via Reuters

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