Word has gone a bit quiet on the LG tablet front.

The Korean company posted a teaser poster at IFA stating that the LG Optimus Pad was on its way - but at the big Optimus launch event last month, there was barely a mention of it.

This was followed by a revelation by CEO and president of the Mobile Communications division, Dr Scott Ahn in which he stated that any tablet from LG was far from ready.

"We are quite confident that we will provide the best of its kind when we are ready", he said. "We do not want to introduce just a large tablet. We will provide a best-in-class product, but we need to consider all of the eco systems; software, hardware".

And now, it has emerged that LG has decided not to go down the Froyo path for any LG tablet, with concerns raised over the Android OS's reliability.

"We plan to introduce a tablet that runs on the most reliable Android version", said an LG official. "We are in talks with Google to decide on the most suitable version for our tablet and that is not Froyo 2.2".

This statement hints at a brand spanking new Android version, that is designed with tablets in mind. Whether that means Gingerbread, or an as-yet unnamed version, remains to be seen.

We approached our LG sources to seek clarification and were treated to the official line of "we don't comment on rumour or speculation".

Has LG left it too late to join the tablet party, or has it got its tactics spot on to bide its time and wait for a better Android version.