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LG Drops Plans For Android 2.2 Tablet

LG Electronics had plans to release a tablet in the coming months based on Google’s Android 2.2 Froyo revision, but then apparently someone reminded the electronics manufacturer that even Google is puzzled by tablets coming out this soon.

Reuters carried a story yesterday about how LG has canceled its plans to release a Froyo-based tablet this year.  An official from the company, who chose to remain anonymous, said:

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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.

It’s nice to see that at least one company has come to its senses and realizes what Google has been saying all along: Android won’t be ready for tablets until 3.0 Gingerbread.

Android development is always in a constant state of flux, but the lack of Tablet support is something that Google has been very clear and up front about.  They have every intention of adding it to Android, and have been been very open about when that will happen, but companies have been so anxious to get a product into the marketplace to compete with Apple’s iPad that they have been jumping the gun.  The only real losers in that scenario are the consumers who will end up with sub-par tablets due to the rush for a release.

There is no doubt that LG needs a hit product in its near future as its mobile phone sales have been slipping, but it’s nice to see a company take the time to actually analyze what would be best for all parties involved.  LG shoul be commended for being the company to finally heed Google’s warnings.

What say you?  Is LG making the right call in this situation?

Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...