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LG: Our tablet is better than the iPad

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 20 Aug 2010 17:27 User comments (11)

LG: Our tablet is better than the iPad LG has taken a direct shot at Apple's popular iPad tablet today, making headlines with the bold statement.
"Our tablet will be better than the iPad," said Chang Ma, LG's vice president of marketing for its mobile-devices division.

Ma did note that the iPad is a very nice device, but concluded that Apple locked it down, not allowing consumers to "do much work on it."

Dubbed the Optimus, LG plans to release their Android tablet by the end of the year.

There are little other details known about the device.

Furthermore, Ma says the company wants to take on the iPhone, as well. In the smartphone market, "the race hasn't started yet."

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11 user comments

120.8.2010 17:58

to be fair its not going to take much to beat the ipad and any other apple device for that matter

220.8.2010 18:05

in my opinion tablets and devices are not going to beat ipad/ipod touch until one becomes more gaming oriented since games apply to lots of people

and android devices generally don't have great battery life either so they have to improve that first

320.8.2010 19:03

Originally posted by MrPuffin:
in my opinion tablets and devices are not going to beat ipad/ipod touch until one becomes more gaming oriented since games apply to lots of people

and android devices generally don't have great battery life either so they have to improve that first
Yeah I know what you mean. I know that the android has a special taskmanager that manages the task and kills some or what not but the fact remain some task are still running even when not in use and there are also some programs that continue to run in the battery that eats up battery life. I think they should have something so you can completely close out an app.
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420.8.2010 21:47
already lost
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this is tough talk from someone that totally dropped the ball on the whole smartphone thing. LG is two years behind on smartphones and tablets so don't expect "Optimus" to be "Prime".

520.8.2010 22:52

all of these companies keep saying they are coming out with the killer tablets but where the hell are they? i think they just like to keep blowing smoke up our asses

620.8.2010 23:01

LG is years behind the pack, so they need an easy target. Making an android device that is better than an Apple device is a nice, easy thing for them to do...next they can work on making an android device that is better than the other android devices; a much more difficult task...as it appears that just about every electronics company will be releasing an AndroidPad at about the same time.

721.8.2010 16:20
lissenup2
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Originally posted by elbald90:
to be fair its not going to take much to beat the ipad and any other apple device for that matter

Agreed.........except the Iphone is dope. Best internet on a phone experience ever......PERIOD.
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821.8.2010 17:15

Whatever do it then dont really care as long as there equal just not the bloated price every apple product has with it.

would of had a iphone but in Canada the iphone plans are retarded and the phone price by itself is even more retarded.

922.8.2010 12:33

Originally posted by lissenup2:
the Iphone is dope. Best internet on a phone experience ever......PERIOD.
LOL...enjoy your flash videos. I'm sure going to a website only to see, "Sorry, your device is not supported" is a great internet experience. I'm down to Hulu and a couple other sites that block Android for some unknown reason.

1023.8.2010 10:36

The way I see it is that the I devices are for non tech savvy peeps (such as the wife), and there are plenty of them. I myself have a android and have the freedom to do what I want :D

1131.8.2010 2:01
lissenup2
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Originally posted by KillerBug:
Originally posted by lissenup2:
the Iphone is dope. Best internet on a phone experience ever......PERIOD.
LOL...enjoy your flash videos. I'm sure going to a website only to see, "Sorry, your device is not supported" is a great internet experience. I'm down to Hulu and a couple other sites that block Android for some unknown reason.
Sorry for not clarifying.

I just meant the websurfing part of it and the format that web pages take on the IPhone. Didn't know about the Flash part. Yet another reason why I will pass on IPhones.

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