From everything we have seen up to this point we had every indication to believe LG would be releasing an Android tablet in time for the holiday season, but as seems to be the case with many of the big-name devices that were supposed to be dropping around that time LG’s slate has been delayed until January 2011 at the earliest. The reason being Android 2.2, or rather Android 2.2’s lack of optimization for tablets.
Apparently LG is in talks with Google to determine the best suited version of Android to run on the hardware, and while the report at Reuters doesn’t specify that version to be Android 3.0 (Gingerbread), one can assume that is the direction the company is headed in. And once again, the Android tablet boom has been delayed.
A few tablets are still coming to market with Android 2.2 — most notably the Samsung Galaxy Tab — but it seems Google is making a big push to get the first generation of tablet big boys up to speed on an even newer iteration of Android than Froyo, one designed to work on both smartphones and tablets. Is it worth the wait?