LG's Android Tablet Coming in January, and Will Be Larger Than Samsung's

LG had initially said their tablet would be available as a Christmas stocking stuffing, but it appears it's been delayed until January's CES show now. It's no big deal really, but according to Bloomberg it's due to software issues.

We know it'll be running on Android, but Reuters heard from a source that seems to think it won't be running Android 2.2 (Froyo), with the unnamed LG rep spilling the beans that it will instead run "on the most reliable Android version." They're currently 'in talks with Google to decide on the most suitable version" for the tablet, which is said to be larger than Samsung's 7-inch Galaxy Tab. Which runs Froyo just fine, judging by our hands-on preview at IFA last month.

Still, we appreciate the extra time spent getting the software right—Toshiba's Folio tablet is a prime example of how buggy software can make top-notch hardware seem like an expensive drinks coaster. [Bloomberg and Reuters]