LG Android Tablet Delayed Until 2011
An LG rep has confirmed that LG's Android tablet will not be on store shelves this year because the company wants to wait until Google provides a more tablet-friendly version of its mobile operating system.
The LG Android tablet was originally scheduled for release before the holidays. According to the unnamed LG representative who spoke to Bloomberg, the company will still bring its Android tablet to the Consumer Electronics Show this coming January. The delay occurred because LG felt the operating system wasn't performing well enough.
The latest Android tablets run version 2.2 (Froyo), but Google has openly acknowledged it is not optimized for use in tablets yet. According to another anonymous LG official, the company is currently in talks with Google to determine which version of Android will be right for its tablet.
The next major version of Android will be version 3.0, codenamed Gingerbread. This version of Android is said to have tablet-like functions in mind, making it more suited for tablet devices while still being usable for smartphones. Android 3.0 is tentatively scheduled for release before the end of 2010, so it's possible LG will be able to have an Android 3.0 tablet ready to show at CES in Jan. 2011.