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LG Electronics To Release Android Tablet

Korean manufacturer LG Electronics will apparently debut an Android-based tablet by the end of the year, following the footsteps of its archrival, Samsung.

According to a report published by the WSJ (subscription required), the tablet PC will be released in the last three months of 2010 with no details about the specifications, just a scant "it will be different from existing products".

LG is already working on a Windows 7 tablet and it does make sense to get an Android counterpart simply because both operating systems would be able to use the same hardware platform with minor changes.

Expect LG to use Android OS v2.2 (Froyo) and to release the tablet towards the end of the year; we'd bet on a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 1GB RAM, minimal onboard storage, a 7-inch capacitive touchscreen WVGA resolution, 3G, Wi-Fi and built-in GPS.

LG's yet to be named tablet will go head to head against the likes of Apple iPad and Samsung's own Galaxy S Pro tablet.