While fellow competitor Samsung has already made a head start in the tablet segment with the Galaxy Tab, things have been a bit different in case of the second largest consumer electronics company in South Korea – LG. For unlike Samsung, LG decided to play it safe as far as the operating system of the tablet is concerned by not giving in to the craze to join the tablet segment with Android on board as the majority of tablet manufacturers have done. This in spite of Google expressing their reservations about app performance along with other issues that may arise with the use of the version of Android that has been developed primarily for use on smartphones. LG opted out with a very few other tablet manufacturers to await the release of the more tablet specific version of Android, aka Honeycomb.
However, while the wait has been quite long enough, the good news is that we now have the end in sight as a recent report points out the Japanese telecom operator NTT Docomo will be introducing the LG Optimus Pad in that country in March. Apart from the Android 2.4 – the first version from Google that has been built specifically for use in a tablet device, another high point with the tablet is that the Optimus Pad will have a nVidia Tegra 2 heart.
So while the tablet does seems to be something to look forward to, there is still some time left before we can have the tablet ready for a full fledged market launch. Ehe tablet will be at the upcoming CES, which is a welcome relief to LG fans in particular and tablet fans in general.