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LG G Pad 8.3 officially the first Google Play Edition tablet, can be yours for $349

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LG G Pad 8.3 officially the first Google Play Edition tablet, can be yours for $349
We've been seeing rumors for a while that had been misinterpreted as possible information about the Nexus 8, but earlier today LG released some open source files that essentially outed that there would be no Nexus 8, but rather a Google Play Edition of the LG G Pad 8.3. Now, since that info is out of the bag, LG has officially announced the tablet, which will be available for just $349.

As expected, it is exactly the same as the LG G Pad 8.3 with a 8.3-inch 1920 x 1200 display, Snapdragon 600 SoC, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, 5MP rear camera, and 1.3MP front camera. As you would hope from a Google Play Edition device, it is also running stock Android 4.4 KitKat. President and CEO of LG Dr. Jong-seok Park said of the device:

The LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition is available right now in the Google Play store for $349, and ships in 1 to 2 days. No word yet on availability outside of the U.S.





LG’s working relationship with Google has always been strong and our collaboration on the first-ever Google Play Edition tablet is proof of that commitment. The LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition is a device with hardware and software that has been optimized for a truly consumer-friendly experience. There’s nothing else like it out there in the marketplace.


source: Google Play & LG

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posted on 10 Dec 2013, 13:28 4

1. PootisMan (Posts: 204; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)


Awesome!

posted on 10 Dec 2013, 17:36 1

17. gmracer (Posts: 24; Member since: 09 May 2013)


yessss,,,, my dad have the nexus 7, and I was going to buy the new nexus but with these, i gooo for this google edition yesaahahh..

posted on 11 Dec 2013, 04:15

24. adecvat (Posts: 139; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Nexus 7 is 200$ onlу. Why I should pay more for this LG?

posted on 11 Dec 2013, 06:35 1

28. gmracer (Posts: 24; Member since: 09 May 2013)


cos it s bigger, and i need it for my job, instead of a new mini ipad, and i live in mexico so i have family there, cos here cost the lg pad 8.3 700 dlrs

posted on 11 Dec 2013, 10:52 3

31. greenmunky (Posts: 12; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)


It's screen is 1.3" bigger, it has stereo speakers, and most important of all (IMO), it has a MicroSD slot for more storage space.

posted on 11 Dec 2013, 16:16 1

33. saiki4116 (Posts: 365; Member since: 31 Mar 2011)


rightly pointed out.

posted on 12 Dec 2013, 09:16

34. adecvat (Posts: 139; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Nexus also have stereo speakers.

posted on 10 Dec 2013, 13:29 3

2. Antimio (Posts: 279; Member since: 11 Nov 2013)


I'm sold, Google, take my money NOW!!!!!
Edit: NAAAAA! What shouldda do? N7 in White, Xperia Z Ultra?

posted on 10 Dec 2013, 16:29

13. Dowson (unregistered)


Same ship dude, Ultra looks awesome... damn.

posted on 11 Dec 2013, 00:12

22. hurrycanger (Posts: 1294; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


white Nexus 7 + white Moto G ?
I think that will make a good set as you will have a good tablet for gaming and stuff and a phone with a good battery life. :D Those together costs less than the Z Ultra. The Z Ultra is also known for... not very good battery life, so having just the Ultra may be a little unpleasant?
Just a suggestion. Go for the Z Ultra if it fits your need better :D

Edit: G Pad + Moto G would be nice, too. Oh and they are both G devices xD

posted on 10 Dec 2013, 13:29

3. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


very much like, considering how speedy the play editions updates have been this is almost as good as a nexus device. as always am sure it will only be US only.

posted on 10 Dec 2013, 13:39 1

4. JerryTime (Posts: 468; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


SOB!!! I literally just bouht my G Pad 3 days ago from Best Buy because it was on sale!!! If i had known this i definitley would've waited a little longer. Oh well its still an awesome tablet either way.

posted on 10 Dec 2013, 13:44 16

5. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2693; Member since: 26 May 2011)


If you just bought it 3 days ago, you're still in the return window...

posted on 10 Dec 2013, 14:03 3

6. wando77 (Posts: 328; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


Sd600...... Shame. I would have been tempted had it been the sd800

posted on 10 Dec 2013, 16:28 4

12. Antimio (Posts: 279; Member since: 11 Nov 2013)


Shame? Even with an SD600, Benchmarks were quite impresive. Now, imagine that pure stock KK 4.4 running on it... Gorgeous

posted on 10 Dec 2013, 14:35

7. Lycan155 (Posts: 78; Member since: 24 Nov 2013)


Do you guys think these drvices will have the same update lifespan like nexus device ??

posted on 10 Dec 2013, 14:55

8. anthonio360 (Posts: 7; Member since: 30 May 2011)


Naaa I don't think so if it's not a nexus device it will never get updates like d NEXUS! but practically I think this is a cool device.

posted on 10 Dec 2013, 17:18 1

16. kryme (Posts: 145; Member since: 24 Oct 2013)


the google edition devices will get updated within days after a release in os... thats the whole point of a google edition

posted on 10 Dec 2013, 17:15

15. trustory (Posts: 117; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)


most likely

posted on 10 Dec 2013, 14:58 1

9. anthonio360 (Posts: 7; Member since: 30 May 2011)


Wow this is really coooool I just wanted something different but my little question is this
why do must tablets come with wifi only, don't we have sim enabled tablet lovers

posted on 10 Dec 2013, 14:59 1

10. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1054; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


Awesome! I'd love to see more of these deals. But I still think the aging Nexus 10 is a better deal. More for your money.

posted on 10 Dec 2013, 15:29

11. Technobri (Posts: 78; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)


Kindle hdx has a higher quality screen.. And bigger screen for 30 dollars more

posted on 10 Dec 2013, 17:55 2

18. downphoenix (Posts: 2416; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


and it's also locked to amazon apps. This can do google OR amazon. So I rather save the 30$ personally.

posted on 11 Dec 2013, 12:20

32. mikelemon (Posts: 93; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)


For the android community always spouting customizable os. You can root and put stock rom. you can save money on kindle

posted on 11 Dec 2013, 08:23

30. Imroy (Posts: 1; Member since: 06 Nov 2013)


And no microSD card slot.

posted on 10 Dec 2013, 17:06

14. AfterShock (Posts: 2990; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Good bang for the buck imo.
Wtg LG.

posted on 10 Dec 2013, 18:40

19. Darth_Muffin (Posts: 18; Member since: 06 Oct 2013)


Now this will be my !st tablet. Awoo! Awoo!

posted on 10 Dec 2013, 18:43

20. belovedson (Posts: 832; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


wow if i didnt have my tablet i would be on this.

posted on 10 Dec 2013, 21:13

21. E.S.1 (Posts: 294; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


I just hope they have them in white available if not I may go with the white Best Buy version...

posted on 11 Dec 2013, 02:24

23. rizwanazad (Posts: 12; Member since: 30 Nov 2013)


Just wish they would release a 3G/LTE version as well. What's the point of having a tablet with WiFi connecticity only when a tab is meant to be portable? And any chance of the tab being released in India, with or without Google Play edition?

posted on 11 Dec 2013, 05:35

25. xfire99 (Posts: 570; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)


Damn Google, release it in EU countries instead and not just US. Americans only know Ipads over there anyway and they dont understand whats is good or bad.

posted on 11 Dec 2013, 05:49

26. Planterz (Posts: 1102; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Sweet. It'd be nice to have the Knock On feature, but I would certainly prefer without all the other crap I'd never use.

posted on 11 Dec 2013, 06:31

27. Zeeya (Posts: 221; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


I want buy it... but i can't.. not available here in AUT .___.

posted on 11 Dec 2013, 08:15

29. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5647; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


oh yeah, i'd consider getting this. o:
can't really justify it atm though.

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