LG Electronics announced earlier this week that it was abandoning its plans to release a tablet computer running Android 2.2, otherwise known as “Froyo.”
“We plan to introduce a tablet that runs on the most reliable Android version,” an LG official explained. “We are in talks with Google to decide on the most suitable version for our tablet and that is not Froyo 2.2.”
That being the case, Android 3.0, codenamed Gingerbread, might be on LG’s radar. Gingerbread promises to focus heavily on the UI experience and may in fact do away with custom skins from handset manufacturers. More importantly, LG is waiting for an Android update specifically optimized for a tablet’s unique dimensions.