Want some specificity about LG’s super-duper tablet roadmap? Last we heard from the Korean tech giant, it was canning plans for a Froyo slate and looking forward to a more suitable iteration of Android, which a senior official at the company has today clarified to mean Honeycomb, describing it as the “tablet PC-version” of the OS. He’s even gone beyond the call of PR duty in placing a release schedule for the 8.9-inch LG Pad in the first quarter of 2011, boasting that it’ll come with a dual-core Tegra 2 chip inside. That sounds terribly delicious to us, as does the note that LG has worked hard to accommodate the needs and wants of European and North American consumers — the release window is explicitly said to be for both domestic and overseas markets.
Update: We’ve just heard back from LG on the matter and the company says it has nothing official to tell us. It’d seem whoever the cited official in this piece is, he was dishing details that LG doesn’t want the world to know yet. LG’s PR team has also pulled a tweet about this story, ostensibly to cover its tracks.
- LG Pad coming in Q1 2011, with Android Honeycomb, dual-core Tegra 2 … (Vlad Savov/Engadget) (techmeme.com)
- LG Optimus Pad to Run Honeycomb on a Dual Core Tegra 2 (phandroid.com)
- LG Pad coming in early 2011, with Android Honeycomb, dual-core Tegra 2, and 8.9-inch screen (engadget.com)
- LG Pad to Come with Android Honeycomb & Dual-Core Tegra 2 Chip in Q1 2011 (devicemag.com)
- LG Optimus Pad Android tablet coming in early 2011 (slashgear.com)
- LG tablet due early 2011 with Honeycomb, built as iPad rival (electronista.com)
- LG Android tablet due out Q1 2011 – packs 8.9 inch display, Android Honeycomb, & Tegra2 (intomobile.com)