A new Android slate by LG surfaces online
Those looking for a new Android tablet nowadays don't have many options at their disposal, but at least there seem to be a few such devices in the pipeline. LG is one of the big brands working on an Android slate — the V426 — and, if nothing unexpected happens, this tablet should hit the market in a few months.
Before anything else, we must add the fact that LG still has to make an official announcement regarding the LG-V426. However, this device has been certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance and the Bluetooth SIG already, so it is definitely on its way. The processor details and a few other essential pieces of information are still missing, but we already know the following: Bluetooth 4.2 LE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n with Miracast support, and nothing more. On the other hand, since most modern chipsets feature Bluetooth 5.0 support, it is rather safe to assume that the upcoming LG tablet has a rather outdated processor inside. Which one is something that remains to be seen.
Last month, the Korean Intellectual Property Office approved a patent for a tablet with a cover and wireless keyboard by LG, so it would not be surprising to see the LG-V426 using this traditional design. If we get lucky, we should see this slate at CES later this month — or at least during MWC, at the end of February. Otherwise, the LG-V426 is rumored to hit the market by the end of the first quarter.