By 2 February 2011 | Categories: news


As the calender rolls over into February, most of the major manufacturers have already given us a closer look at their upcoming tablet devices, and now LG has joined the party, releasing some more in-depth specs concerning its upcoming LG G-Slate tablet. 

According to Gizmodo, the G-Slate will be powered by Android's newest mobile OS, Android 3.0 'Honeycomb', the only other tablet to do so since the Motorala Xoom was announced.
As far as tablets are concerned the device is looking quite powerful, sporting the much hyped 1 GHz dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor. This enables the tablet's 8.9” “3D capable” multi-touch screen to display 720p and 3D content on the device, while also being able to output 1080p HD content to an external TV/display.
The inclusion of 3D capabilities is one of the G-Slate's biggest talking points, with the device featuring a rear-facing five megapixel 3D stereoscopic camera-array, with two cameras working together to produce the 3D effects. This will allow the recording of 1080p 3D videos and the viewing of 3D content on an external TV/display.
Unfortunately though, the G-Slate is no Nintendo 3DS nor Optimus 3D, so to enjoy its 3D effect users will need to be wearing some included 3D glasses. 
A two megapixel front facing camera is also included for quick video calling and the G-Slate will come equipped with 32 GB of storage space. A gyroscope and accelerometer are also included, allowing the tablet to support a wide range of games from the Android store.
No pricing or release dates for the G-Slate have been revealed just yet, but we'll be sure to keep a lookout for the first whiff from LG’s side. 


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