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LG drops plans for Android 2.2 tablet

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 04 Oct 2010 21:43 User comments (2)

LG drops plans for Android 2.2 tablet LG Electronics has said today that it has dropped all plans to release an Android 2.2-based tablet this year, instead delaying their tablet release until the Q1 2011.
"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," added LG.

With that quote, it appears that LG is waiting for Android 3.0 Gingerbread, which is expected to be the most stable version of the operating system yet. It is also expected to be optimized for tablets.

By the first quarter of next year the tablet market will be very crowded, with the highly anticipated releases of the RIM PlayBook, a second-generation iPad and the Samsung Tab.

LG is the world's third largest mobile phone maker.

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2 user comments

14.10.2010 23:34

I think this is a very good move by LG because the OS is just not suitable for tablets. Google even said so themselves that it wasn't designed for that purpose, so I think it a good move to wait for gingerbread instead.

25.10.2010 3:17

Google only said that because their engineers are tired of working with Android and now they want it to die. So, they are telling manufacturers to use the worst Android ever (2.1), or to not build the devices at all.

The Chinese are already making great Android 2.2 tablets...gingerbread might be better, but 2.1 is total garbage...to advise people to use that is to advise them to get an iPad.

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