LG Scraps Android 2.2 Tablet Plans

Paul Lilly

Don't look for a handheld tablet from LG in time of the holidays, who is no longer planning to launch a slate built around Google's Android 2.2 (Froyo) platform, the company announced today.

"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," an LG official said.

Playing the waiting game is a bit of a gamble for LG, as there are literally several dozen tablets on the horizon, some of which will debut before the end of 2010. The official, who wished to remain anonymous, didn't say if Android 3.0 would be a more likely candidate.

LG originally planned to release an Android tablet in the fourth quarter of this year. Back in August, Chang Ma, vice president of marketing for LG's mobile devices unit, said "Our tablet will be better than the iPad," while pointing out that the iPad isn't great for productivity.

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