Don’t call it the Optimus Pad.
T-Mobile announced its G-Slate by LG at CES today, which will be the first 4G tablet for either of the companies to be powered by Google’s upcoming Android OS 3.0, aka Honeycomb, which will be optimized for tablets.
Between screen size, cases, and form factors, tablets have been in need of an OS suited specially for them, and the G-Slate will be one of the first tablets to benefit from the tablet-optimized Android OS 3.0.
Honeycomb will improve upon various aspects of Google’s Android operating system, including widgets, multi-tasking, web browsing, and customization. The G-Slate will also benefit from some of the new innovations from Google Mobile, such as Google Maps 5.0 (which includes 3D map viewing), a selection of over 3 million eBooks, and Google Talk with voice and video chat.
More information on T-Mobile’s G-Slate by LG will be “disclosed at a later date,” according to a T-Mobile press release. In fact, a demo unit was not on the CES floor for show goers and eager reviewers to paw.
The G-Slate by LG is expected to be made available to T-Mobile customers within the coming months.