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

By - Source: LG Electronics PR | B 16 comments

Google is now selling a Google Play Edition model of LG's G Pad 8.3 tablet.

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 , December 10, 2013 6:31 PM
    thanks very nice.

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    amdfangirl , December 10, 2013 7:38 PM
    I hope we get more GPE devices
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    vinay2070 , December 10, 2013 8:32 PM
    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.
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    dbaaz , December 10, 2013 10:19 PM
    LPDDR2? Aren't all latest devices running on LPDDR3?
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    ntmckinney , December 10, 2013 10:58 PM
    so does that mean older gpads will get kitkat? curious because i just bought one a few weeks ago :( 
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    InvalidError , December 11, 2013 4:46 AM
    $120 extra seems like a hefty premium over the 16GB N7v2 for only an extra inch and SD slot.
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    iceclock , December 11, 2013 7:00 AM
    We'll sd slot is useful for expansion tbh
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    iceclock , December 11, 2013 7:00 AM
    Also has 1 gig of ram more
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    InvalidError , December 11, 2013 7:20 AM
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    Also has 1 gig of ram more

    No. The N7v2 has 2GB too. Just like nearly all other mid/high-end Android tablets launched in 2013.
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    iceclock , December 11, 2013 7:22 AM
    i talt u was refering to the n7 original version mybad.


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    teh_chem , December 11, 2013 7:25 AM
    I'm a huge fan of LG's UI (and its UI features), much-preferred to vanilla Android, Love my LG Optimus G. If I were in the market to buy a new tablet, this would probably be what I get. If my Nexus 7 (2012) again hits a slow-down wall like it does with every OS update, I'll probably dump it and get this one.
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    biohazrdfear , December 11, 2013 7:46 AM
    So it it going to spy on you like their TV's did not too long ago? :D 
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    kenyee , December 11, 2013 8:38 AM
    $100 for a bigger screen and microSD slot seems worth it to me...7" seems slightly too small to me even if it is holdable w/ one hand...
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    g-unit1111 , December 11, 2013 9:36 AM
    My dad just got an LG G2 and it is a very nice phone. I'd be curious to see how the phone stacks up to its' tablet counterpart.
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    iceclock , December 11, 2013 11:27 AM
    nice i just got a google nexus 4. but lacks sdmicrocard. for 100$ was a good deal.

    let me know how fast ur dads g2 is .

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    HideOut , December 11, 2013 12:00 PM
    N wireless is beyond fail though.