LG Intros Very First Google Play Edition Tablet: G Pad 8.3

LG Electronics revealed on Tuesday a Google Play Edition of its LG G Pad 8.3 tablet. Now available on Google Play, this new device will be Google's first Android Open Source Project (AOSP) tablet and features the latest Android build, version 4.4 "KitKat" (actually v4.4.2 is the latest). The tablet arrives in glossy Indigo Black for $349.99 USD.

According to the specs, the tablet features an 8.3 inch IPS screen with a 1920 x 1200 resolution (273 ppi). This screen is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor clocked at 1.7 GHz, 2 GB of LPDDR2 memory, and a 4,600 mAh battery.

"The LG G Pad 8.3 was designed based on insights from consumers resulting in a compact, modern-looking device accentuating sleek lines and subtle curves for comfortable holding with one hand. The powerful 1.7 GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 CPU and 4,600 mAh battery provide both performance and long-life between charges," reads the company's press release.

The tablet also features 16 GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot for up to 64 GB of additional storage, dual-band Wireless N and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, a 1.3MP camera on the front, and a 5MP camera on the back. Additional highlights include a brushed aluminum casing, a measurement of 216.8 x 126.5 x 8.3 mm, and a weight of 338 grams.

"With the perfect combination of KitKat's Full-screen Immersive mode and LG's stunning 1920 x 1200 WUXGA Full HD IPS display, this special edition of LG G Pad 8.3 offers an optimal viewing experience. Apps can utilize every pixel on the G Pad 8.3 screen to create full-bleed UIs reaching edge to edge. With the ability to hide the system UI such as the status bar and navigation bar, this feature is ideal for rich visual content such as photos, videos, maps, books and games," reads the company press release.

To grab the Google Play Edition of LG's G Pad 8.3, head here.

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  • iceclock
    thanks very nice.
  • amdfangirl
    I hope we get more GPE devices
  • vinay2070
    If its a play edition tablet, isnt it supposed to be running on SnapDragon 800??? Kindle does for almost the same price with a better screen resolution.