Nov 03 AT 3:31 PM Taylor Wimberly 8 Comments

LG Optimus Pad coming in Q1, packing Honeycomb and Tegra 2

LG previously announced they were working on an Android tablet using the Tegra 2 processor, but then the Korean manufacturer delayed the product launch to wait for Honeycomb (Android 3.0). Given what we have seen from other Tegra 2 tablets running Android 2.2, they made the wise decision.

If you are wondering how Google could release Honeycomb so soon after Gingerbread (Android 2.3), that is because both versions were based off Froyo (Android 2.2) and have been in development at the same time. Gingerbread was targeted at phones and existing devices while Honeycomb was designed for tablets.

Korean site mk News has a report up which includes some new details about LG’s tablet. They say it will launch in Q1 2011 around the globe, feature an 8.9 inch display, and of course feature the dual-core 1 GHz Tegra 2 processor.

It was also revealed that LG has been preparing for this tablet release for quite some time. Early this year, they formed a special task force to gather opinions from North American and European consumers so they could improve the design of their Android tablet.

Look to January 5th for more details. LG has a massive press event planned for CES where they are expected to unveil the tablet along with their Tegra 2-powered phone.

Via: Engadget

Source: mk.co.kr (Korena)

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      Think I finally figured out how they’re going to handle this Gingerbread/Honeycomb situation. It makes sense that they get out a somewhat newer android version for holiday sales(2.3 Gingerbread) on a few devices like the Nexus S, and then a month or two later they introduce BOTH tablets and phones to the main attraction 3.0 Honeycomb with it’s version bump. And then the few devices that had 2.3 will quickly update to 3.0 and then 2.3 won’t exist anymore like how 2.0 only existed on the droid for about a month and then got 2.1 and doesn’t exist anymore. Total speculation of course but certainly seems possible :)

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    Good to hear Honeycomb is nearing completion. I simply CAN’T WAIT for that thing.

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    Rise and fall of android tablets — it all depends on the Honeycomb!

    Great to learn both gingerbread and honeycomb were in development together (although it is still hard to digest). It seems year 2011 is gonna raise up the whole ante in the smartphone industry with wp7, palm os 2, etc all trying their best. Good luck, users!