LG is planning to make a tablet computer as Apple’s competitor. LG said the tablets would be homemade-based open platform, Android. Not immediately clear if LG will leave Windows on tablets products as planned or will use Android as a complement.
One month ago, LG has showcased a prototype tablet UX10. This tablet has a 10.1 inch touch screen size, use Intel Atom Z530 processor, and has 1 GB of RAM. Unlike the iPad, LG UX10 has a 1.3 megapixel front camera resolution, SD memory card slot, and HDMI output. LG UX10 also has hard drives with a capacity of 120 GB and the OS Windows 7 Home Premium.
Pricing and availability has not been not yet disclosed. However, at Computex, it was clear that the original device will be available in the near future.
Trend to develop a tablet device recently has increased. In the iPad, Apple use the iPhone OS. Meanwhile, HP plans to use WebOS platform recently acquired from Palm. The new LG will run on Android as do other vendors, such as Dell and Samsung Galaxy Streak Tape.