In what amounts to a stunning turn of events, LG has announced that it is delaying the release of its first tablet until a more suitable version of Android is released, probably Android 3.0 (Gingerbread).
According to a report by Reuters, an LG official said “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″
The wording of the statement is interesting in that they use the term “reliable”, we don’t know really what that is meant to imply if anything. We all know that Android 2.2 works great on smartphones, but code there be an issue when it has to be scaled up to a larger platform, we would be surprised since Samsung’s recently announced Galaxy Tab will be running Froyo, and there don’t seem to be any issues there.
In any case, this isn’t good news for LG, even though they are still the world’s #3 mobile phone maker, they haven’t had an impact on smartphone sin a while and are really hoping that a new lineup of Android based devices will be the boost that the company needs to get back on track. Whatever, the issue is it had to be major in order for LG to think it was important enough to miss the busiest shopping season of the year. I guess we will just have to stay tuned to see how this all works out and you just keep it locked to ZoKnowsGaming for all the latest news and info.