LG Electronics to launch 8.9-inch Tablet Early 2011

4 11 2010

The world’s no.3 handset retailer, LG Electronics Inc prepares to commence its 8.9-inch tablet device based on an upcoming version of Google’s Android Operating System. The source said, “The device, to run on Google’s upcoming “Honeycomb” operating system tailored to tablet PCs, will be rolled out in South Korea and overseas early next year.”

With the launching, LG search for to jump into the fast-growing tablet PC market that is becoming increasingly teeming with the likes of Samsung Electronics (005930.KS). Handset sellers and PC makers are rushing into the new sort of devices, which Apple (AAPL.O) jump-started this year with its hot-selling iPad.

Coming device of LG will be the initial tablet PC for the company. After its launch, company has a plan to initiate tablets based on the Android 2.2 operating system, known as “Froyo,” the most dependable and appropriate Android version for tablets.

JK Shin, head of Samsung’s mobile division, said, “There’s a controversy whether Froyo is a suitable system for tablet devices, but consumers will make the final call on the issue after using Galaxy Tab.”



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