LG dumps Froyo tablet plans

LG has scrapped plans to launch a tablet based on Google’s Froyo Android 2.2 OS.

According to Reuters this may delay the roll-out of its first tablet PC and mark another setback for LG, which is trying to boost its troubled handset business at the same time.

LG confirmed in July it would be releasing an iPad contender – powered with Android – for release in the fourth quarter of this year. 

“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,” an LG official said. Basically, the blame is lying on Froyo – could LG be waiting for its successor? 

With BlackBerry maker Research In Motion, Samsung and Dell all pushing into the tablet market, LG is already playing catch-up. Though LG went on to say it has not decided on the timing for its tablet launch. Perhaps it is waiting to check out the competition first.

LG’s CEO Nam Yong stepped down last month after posting a record loss,