LG FroYo tablet killed off

Korean giant waiting for next version of Google's OS for slate

Plans revealed by anonymous insider, after Google says FroYo not right for tablets.

LG has decided to shun Android 2.2 FroYo for its forthcoming Google-backed tablet, according to an unnamed insider. Instead, the Korean giant is working towards releasing a tablet with 3.0 Gingerbread.

Speaking to Reuters, the source said, “We plan to introduce a tablet that runs on the most reliable Android version ... We are in talks with Google to decide on the most suitable version for our tablet and that is not FroYo 2.2.”

The move follows recent statements from Google which suggested Android 2.2 was not suitable for tablets, despite the Samsung Galaxy Tab and Toshiba Folio 100 packing that version. It’s been suggested that Android Market will not be fully functional on such devices.

Android 3.0 is expected to land before Christmas, although whether LG’s slate arrives ahead of the festive period remains unclear. Is this a smart move by LG? Tell us what you think on Facebook and Twitter.

Via Reuters