The much-anticipated LG Android tablet is on-hold, the South Korean tech giant has announced, amid concerns that the current iteration of Google’s operating system is not suitable for tablets.
LG confirmed the delay in a statement given to the Reuters news agency, in which a spokesperson rubbished rumours that the device would be powered by Android 2.2 AKA Froyo.
He stated: "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 revelation comes a matter of weeks after Google’s Hugo Barra admitted Android's shortcomings as a platform for slates, noting that the OS is not designed for the larger form factor. He also said that apps simply would not run as well as they do on smartphones.
Nonetheless, a raft of Android tablets running Froyo are due to come to market in the run up to Christmas, most notably the Samsung Galaxy Tab and its budget-priced rival the DisGo Tablet 6000.
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