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It's been so long off the radar that you can be forgiven for forgetting about it, but LG has had plans to release an Android tablet originating all the way back in July. The original release was set to be sometime in Q4 of 2010, but it's just been pushed back indefinitely when an unnamed official at LG commented:

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.

This sentiment certainly resonates with what we have heard directly from Google before, and it leaves Samsung in the awkward position of having made a massive push to release a tablet on a platform that other large manufacturers are now shying  away from. On the flipside, we still have no firm release date for Gingerbread, and LG would be unwise to delay their tablet for too long lest they become over-shadowed by an inevitable iPad 2 announcement early in 2010. And with the upcoming holiday season right around the corner, during which everyone wants new toys, Samsung may just take a large piece of the pie away from LG and everyone else.

Source: Reuters

Brian O'Toole
Having learnt his writing techniques reading e-Books of Sherlock Holmes, Brian now spends his time /kicking, lurking, SSHing and encoding.
  • Evan Jenkins

    Stumbled upon this old article, man.......quite qaint looking back on it now