LG goes Android with tablet device


5 Jul 2010

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The second Android tablet announcement in two weeks comes from Korean consumer electronics giant LG.

LG already has a Windows 7-based tablet device in the works but the announcement of an Android version should heat things up a bit as it makes this the second such device to be announced in the last week, the first being the Cius tablet from Cisco.

Unfortunately, LG hasn’t given any specifics on its Android tablet apart from saying it will be on the market sometime in Q4 2010.

If we look as the specs on LG’s as-yet-unreleased Windows 7 tablet, we can see it is a 10.1-inch touchscreen with 1GB of RAM, built-in Wi-Fi, SD card slot for extra storage, and a HDMI port plus front-facing webcam.

Will the Android tablet have the same hardware? Or will 3G be added? The latter is a strong possibility.

In comparison, the Cisco tablet is only a 7-inch but is as serious about video calling as Apple is with its iPhone 4 Facetime technology. The Cius is high definition, has Wi-Fi, 3G/4G and Bluetooth 3.0, plus has Cisco’s collaboration and presence software, including WebEx and IM in app form. Sounds killer.

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