LG announces the first ever Google Play edition tablet, the G Pad 8.3


Remember that sleek nice 8.3 inch LG G Pad? It now has a sibling that comes with stock Android (thank God! That LG skin is horrible) as a Google Play edition device. This is a first for a tablet. The Samsung Galaxy S4 GPe had the honours of being the first smartphone to be a Google Play edition device and was followed later by the HTC One GPe. Now we have the very first device under that program and boy, it does look good!

Motorola’s Xoom tablet was released under a similar program though it was certified as a Google Experience device and is what Google used to release Android 3.0 Honeycomb even though it was not a Nexus device nor was Motorola owned by Google back then.

LG G Pad Google Play edition

The LG G Pad Google Play edition tablet will pack the following specs:

  • 8.3 inch full HD IPS WUXGA display with 273 ppi
  • 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage
  • A 5 megapixel camera with a 1.3 MP “selfie” camera
  • 4600 mAh battery
  • Weighing 338g and measuring 216.8 x 126.5 x 8.3mm
  • Android 4.4 KitKat

The device will be available in just one colour option at least for the time being: Indigo Black.

The tablet is favourably priced and is available on the Google Play Store for $349.

By the way this device’s model number is LG V510. Now if you’ve been checking our most recent articles this is what we thought was at first a Nexus 10 and just a few hours ago we went back on the Nexus 10 and were almost convinced that it was indeed a Nexus 8. Now we know better!




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