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Nexus 8 rumors debunked again, the V510 is a Google Play Edition LG G Pad 8.3

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Nexus 8 rumors debunked again, the V510 is a Google Play Edition LG G Pad 8.3
There have been a few leaks of an 8.3-inch tablet by LG that many have been hoping would turn out to be a new Nexus 8, but those hopes appear to have been in vain. New information has come directly from LG itself that seem to indicate that the tablet we've seen (model LG-V510) is not a new Nexus device, but the next best thing: a Google Play Edition of the LG G Pad 8.3.

The new information comes from some open source files that LG has released on its website. If you were to unpack the files, you would find that they are clearly labeled as "LG-V510(G-Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition)". As we saw earlier today, the device is not carrying the Nexus branding, just the LG branding, which is what you would expect from a Google Play Edition device. 

This would make the LG G Pad 8.3 the very first Google Play Edition tablet, joining the two available phones - the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the HTC One - already in the Google Play Edition roster. It seems safe enough to assume that just like the phones, the G Pad 8.3 GPE will have the same specs as the original, which would mean a 1920x1200 resolution 8.3-inch display, a Snapdragon 600, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, a 5MP rear camera, and 1.3MP front camera. Given that it would be a Google Play Edition device, we would also hope that it would be running Android 4.4 at launch. 

No word on availability or pricing yet. 

source: LG via Droid Life

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posted on 10 Dec 2013, 11:30

1. shead202 (Posts: 45; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


Still no LTE version of this yet? Sigh. That's something I'd look forward to in terms of tablet.

posted on 10 Dec 2013, 12:08 1

7. orca99 (Posts: 87; Member since: 05 Oct 2013)


An LTE version will be released following the wifi version (at least in Korea). Depending on the sales result, LG may expand the market to international (according to a Korean media).

posted on 10 Dec 2013, 11:32 2

2. jellmoo (Posts: 671; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


A perfectly sized tablet with nice specs and a strong build unburdened by the horror show that is LG's skin? Very nice indeed!

posted on 10 Dec 2013, 11:34 1

3. lallolu (Posts: 234; Member since: 18 Sep 2012)


Google play edition is enough for me; it would have been best if the device was a nexus but anyhow...
I was having doubts about buying the LG tab but now I am sure I will buy it (this edition anyway).

posted on 10 Dec 2013, 12:01 1

4. shead202 (Posts: 45; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


Also, I'm sorry for the newbie question but what's the difference between a normal version and a google play version? Does the google play version stay updated with whatever the latest update is with Android?

posted on 10 Dec 2013, 13:45 2

9. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2674; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Google Play Edition has stock Android, no manufacturer software, and does get Android updates much faster.

posted on 10 Dec 2013, 12:03 1

5. __Toprak__ (Posts: 6; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)


An 8" Nexus device would be perfect actually.. I have a Nexus 7 (2012), size is enough but 8 will be better.

posted on 10 Dec 2013, 12:06 2

6. hassoups (Posts: 343; Member since: 06 Jun 2013)


we need an lgG2 google play edition.

posted on 10 Dec 2013, 12:26 1

8. Tuxedo (Posts: 143; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)


Even better than Nexus then since it will have uSD. Sweet.

posted on 11 Dec 2013, 10:19

10. nkidd (Posts: 1; Member since: 11 Dec 2013)


I'm a bit new to these...how would it have been any better (or different) if it was a Nexus product rather than just a LG google play edition product if LG was going to create it either way?

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