LG to launch Android-based tablet

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Prototype of LG UX10 tablet PC running on Windows 7
NEW DELHI: The launch of Apple tablet iPad seems to have triggered a wave of tablet launches. With PC and hardware manufacturers of all hues making a beeline to launch a tablet device. Latest to jump on the tablet bandwagon is electronic giant LG.

The company is all set to launch an Android-based PC tablet. In a press release, the South Korea-based company said that it would use Google's opensource operating system Android but provided no other pricing or technical details.

According to the company, its first tablet would run on Google Android operating system. So it remains to be seen if the Android-based new tablet will replace or compete with UX10, the Windows 7-based tablet LG previewed at Computex 2010.

The tablet is part of an upcoming line of about 10 smart devices and smartphones LG plans to release by the end of the year.

The company's Windows 7-based tablet UX10's specs include Intel Atom Z530 processor, 10.1" capacitive LED touchscreen display, 1GB RAM, 1.3 megapixel camera, Wi-Fi connectivity, HDMI support and an SD memory card slot.

Recently, world's second-largest PC maker Dell also unveiled its tablet PC called Streak. HP too unveiled its tablet device called Slate.

In June, Cisco Systems too announced plans to launch an Android-based tablet called Cisco Cius, targeting business users.