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LG Leak Reveals Dual-core Tegra 2 Android Tablet

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A Tegra 2 tablet that runs on Honeycomb? Yes, please!

Remember Honeycomb, the Android build supposedly optimized for tablets and ousted by Samsung a couple of months back? If you were wondering what happened it amidst all the talk of Gingerbread and Ice Cream, we've got a treat for you. An official at LG has confirmed that the company has a tablet running the new-fangled OS scheduled for launch in 2011.

MK News cites a senior official at LG who says the company will launch an 8.9-inch iPad rival at the beginning of 2011. And, as if it being a Honeycomb device wasn't interesting enough, but this device is also said to pack a dual-core Tegra 2.

"LG Electronics decided to launch a new tablet PC, so-called LG Pad, both in the domestic and overseas markets in the first quarter of the next year when Google unveils Honeycomb, tablet PC-version Android OS," the official is quoted as saying.

That's a big punch for a relatively small device, and it seems LG is hoping its tablet will attract those looking for more than the casual computing experience offered by the likes of the iPad and Galaxy Tab.

"While the existing tablet PCs focus on e-book, movie, music and the internet functions, LG’s new tablet PC is jumping into the market with more diverse contents based on powerful functions," the official said.

MK News doesn't name its source, other than to note he or she is a senior member of staff at LG. However, it seems LG itself isn't quite so ready to talk about the tablet. In a statement to Engadget the company said it has nothing official to announce just yet.

Source: MK News via Engadget

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    house70 , November 4, 2010 8:33 PM
    that combo can only be good!...
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    back_by_demand , November 4, 2010 8:35 PM
    When are the Windows 7 tablets coming, the hardware is good but Android is just so yawn...
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    ares1214 , November 4, 2010 8:44 PM
    Id like to see more tegra 2 performance benchmark, but sounds good to me! Im glad it wont be samsung making it though, LG and HTC have much better build qaulity, atleast in my opinion.
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    house70 , November 4, 2010 8:45 PM
    back_by_demandWhen are the Windows 7 tablets coming, the hardware is good but Android is just so yawn...

    Android is perfect for tablets, gives options without the heaviness of a full-blown Win7 OS. They're not designed for work, but for getting on the couch with them and playing your favorite games or reading couple articles, checking e-mail, updating your social profile and the likes. Apps are available at the tip of your fingers, in case you get bored with what you've got already. For work, you can get a laptop.
    And Android yawn? Gimme a break; I admit the limited functionality compared to Windows, but definitely not a yawn. There are more limited tablet OS'es out there that are more yawn than that.
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    micr0be , November 4, 2010 8:52 PM
    @house70

    DO NOT FEED THE TROLLS !!

    http://bookreviewsbybobbie.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/do-not-feed-the-trolls.jpg
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    Simple11 , November 4, 2010 8:55 PM
    Maybe I should google the difference between the Tegra and the Ion

    Edit: Just found that the tegra is an integrated solution where as the Ion is discrete.
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    kronos_cornelius , November 4, 2010 10:28 PM
    Tegra has an integrated ARM processor. ION is mostly a video card chip which needs a multi-purpose processor to work. Tegra can work all by itself.

    I which we had standardize parts for tablets so we could build systems similar to how we do it with Desktops. i would get a 7" OLED samsung screen(10" if the future allows), a Tegra 2 chip, and install Ubuntu on it. I would like a dock-able tablet so I can convert it to a netbook.
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    house70 , November 4, 2010 11:15 PM
    micr0be@house70DO NOT FEED THE TROLLS !!http://bookreviewsbybobbie.files.w [...] trolls.jpg

    noted.
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    dEAne , November 5, 2010 5:27 AM
    Will see about how this thing compare to other products.
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    punnar , November 5, 2010 7:35 AM
    These mobile devices are packing more power each generation. I just hope someone comes up with a type power cell to power these bad boys for at least a day without recharging.
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    back_by_demand , November 5, 2010 8:25 AM
    house70Android is perfect for tablets, gives options without the heaviness of a full-blown Win7 OS. They're not designed for work, but for getting on the couch with them and playing your favorite games or reading couple articles, checking e-mail, updating your social profile and the likes. Apps are available at the tip of your fingers, in case you get bored with what you've got already. For work, you can get a laptop. And Android yawn? Gimme a break; I admit the limited functionality compared to Windows, but definitely not a yawn. There are more limited tablet OS'es out there that are more yawn than that.

    Yeah but since when is it down to you to decide what OS I want to use?
    Give us the hardware - Tablet
    Then let the choice of OS be our decision, m'kay?
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    SAL-e , November 5, 2010 1:32 PM
    back_by_demandWhen are the Windows 7 tablets coming, the hardware is good but Android is just so yawn...

    On ARM CPU? I don't think so. It is more likely to see updated version of Windows Phone 7 on that kind of tablet.

    back_by_demandYeah but since when is it down to you to decide what OS I want to use?Give us the hardware - TabletThen let the choice of OS be our decision, m'kay?

    I agree with you on this one. And this should be option on all devices. You can pre-install the OS, but don't waste resources in an attempt to prevent installation of competing OS.
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    irh_1974 , November 5, 2010 1:48 PM
    SAL-eYou can pre-install the OS, but don't waste resources in an attempt to prevent installation of competing OS.

    Apple does that with it's Macs and all that happens is people build Hackintoshs. Hardware vendors are not owned by the OS people, so why are they forgetting the first rule of customer service?
    Always give the customers what they want.
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    lamorpa , November 5, 2010 2:45 PM
    dEAneWill see about how this thing compare to other products.

    Could you add something to this comment which would make it contain a fact or facts, an observation that is not simply a perfecty obvious stream of consciousness notation, or an opinion related to the contents of the article? This way it wouldn't be a complete waste of your and our time and energy to have it appear here.
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    segio526 , November 5, 2010 7:10 PM
    At 8.9 inches (which kills me to say! There aren't points in the imperial system. 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, etc.) I'm guessing it'll be 1024x600 (if it's wide). I'd like to see a higher pixel count than that, but if it's anything less, it's a no-buy for me.