LG G-Slate or Optimus Pad is another one of the first Honeycomb devices coming to the market in the Q1 of 2011. This year at CES the whole Honeycomb attention was pulled by Motorola Xoom, a tablet that is also getting a good support from the Google themselves.
Now what is the key point of this tablet? Why will it get a special attention? This device has such a point and it’s the 3D. The 3D functionality will not be only in displaying, but also in taking pictures. It has some really good specs though we have already seen such specs in the highly anticipated Xoom, but the thing we will be looking for-is the performance, usability and seamless utilization of Honeycomb OS, the first OS from Google which is optimized for tablets.
This smart device comes with a 1GHz the dual core Tegra 2 processor and a 1280 x 768 pixels display capable of viewing 3D contents, but to do that you will have to wear 3D glasses to enjoy the 3D display. To capture 3D shots there are two cameras at the back of the tablet and both of them are 5 megapixels. There is also a third 2-megapixel camera at the front for video conference similar to the Motorola Xoom. The device will be shipped with 32GB internal storage. The rear facing cameras are not only capable of recording in 3D, they are also capable of recording at 1080p resolution and it also features LED flash.
The device shines with an 8.9 inch display though you will be able to view your HD content to your HDTV or monitor via HDMI cable as this device proudly features HDMI port as the 8.9 inch display is too small to show off the powerful Tegra 2 processor ‘s capability. Along with the general functionality, the Korean tech giant LG is giving hints about some added functionality which they have not disclosed fully yet. The general functions include Internet, movies, eBooks and music. So it’s going to be something new and interesting which LG has decided to make a surprise and they have not given any clue. Those functions can be either a part of Honeycomb or solely part of LG’s innovations.
LG Optimus Pad supports Flash contents with the full version of Adobe Flash, not the lite one. The connectivity includes both HSPA+ network and Wi-Fi and the sensors include gyroscope and accelerometer. These specs create an opportunity for very rich content like highly detailed games or powerful apps. Multitasking capability is also beyond any doubt as the Tegra 2 processor and Honeycomb OS are born to meet your demands of massive multitasking. Honeycomb is specially designed for multitasking and Tegra 2 is powerful enough to take it all.
It is expected that LG Optimus Pad(G-Slate) to be released this month during MWC 2011. The pricing is still completely an unanswered question and we have to wait for the next LG event to know more details from this futuristic device.