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LG to launch tablet and new smartphones

Asavin Wattanajantra

Korean phone manufacturer LG plans to release an Android-powered tablet computer by the end of the year.

The Wall Street Journal revealed that it would run on Google’s mobile operating system, but had no details of pricing or where it would be sold.

It also release the Android-based Optimus series, ten smartphones which will start appearing at the end of 2010. The Optimus Chic and Optimus One will be the first two devices released.

Gladly for LG users, they will ship with Android 2.2 ‘Froyo’ edition of the Google OS, its latest and greatest version.

Many manufacturers have been held back by the fact they are still working with older editions of the Google OS, with users still looking for updates that still haven’t been delivered.

The company will also release smartphones not only based on Android but also on other operating systems such as Windows 7, which should be out by Christmas.

The tablet is an effort to take advantage of a new market built by the success of the iPad, and also joins Dell which released its own effort in the Streak. Samsung also expects to have a new tablet out by the end of the year.




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