Is LG stepping up to the plate next with an Android-based tablet?

The iPad tablet is likely to have plenty of company by the end of 2010, giving the online video industry an additional boost as it continues to move onto more mobile platforms.

LG, which currently has a Windows-based tablet in the works, also is rumored to have an Android-based tablet in its plans by the end of the year.

Its fast-follower approach to Apple's tablet, which already has sold more than 3 million units, will give the CE manufacturer a leg up on the other device makers looking to hitch a ride on the iPad's rising star. An Android-based tablet gives users access to Flash-based content, something the iPad doesn't do because of CEO Steve Jobs' acknowledged distaste for the platform.

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