May 17 AT 6:05 PM Taylor Wimberly 12 Comments

Verizon Android tablets from Motorola, Samsung and LG in Q4

We already knew Verizon was working on Android tablets, but we had no idea of the manufactures or release dates until today. According to Verizon Wireless CEO Lowell McAdam, customers should expect that the first tablets will be Android devices from contenders including Motorola, Samsung and LG. These Android tablets will go head to head with Apple’s iPad and Verizon expects to sell many of these gadgets in the forth quarter.

No specs have been revealed, but look for manufacturers to utilize next-generation processors running Android 2.2 or greater. Most tablets will feature ARM-based cores, like the NVIDIA Tegra 2, but keep an eye out for some Intel-powered devices as well.

In addition to tablets, Verizon also revealed they will have up to five 4G LTE handsets by May 2011. McAdam said the front-runners to provide LTE handsets included Motorola, HTC, LG and RIM. Verizon has been testing their LTE network and expects to cover 30 markets with 100 million people in 2010.

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  • anakin78z

    Interesting that this is coming from Verizon. I wonder if they will offer these tablets sans 3g capability, as I wasn’t really looking to pay an extra chunk of money every month.

    I’m really looking forward to a quality Android tablet. I’ve sort of got a bit of tablet fever. I would even consider the iPad if every apple product I touched didn’t break after 2 minutes (and yes, I tested it on an iPad… I managed to fully freeze it after 2 minutes… took another 3 minutes to figure out how to force reboot it.)

  • http://Website Droid Dizzy

    looking forward to the motorola tablet wounder what they have instore for consumers. Wounder if they’ll offer a wifi only tablet

  • stalker

    Man I am waiting for that ipad competitors. As iPhone is already killed. Love you android.

  • Mr.Droid

    This is a must buy for any Android Fan.

  • http://Website nexxus

    I will only buy if there’s a wifi version. Why pay for 3g from verizon when I can tether with the nexus one in my pocket.

  • http://Website zene

    I agree with u nex. I believe i will purchase it, depending on what features it has. I cant wait to fondle it

  • http://Website James

    Android is really making strides in the tablet category. I might have to pick up one of these “tabloids” this year.

    • http://Website Manny

      Using tabloids huh, Should have copyrighted that :)

      • http://Website James

        Remember where you heard it first!

        • http://Website James!

          I wonder how much it would cost to pick up a copyright…
          I’ll look into it!

  • http://Website johnnydroid

    Nice… hope comes with front screen camera put the iPad to shame

  • Joel Mark