LG G Pad 8.3 GPe next up on the Lollipop train

LG G Pad 8.3 GPe next up on the Lollipop train
The devices under the Google umbrella have been having a bit of a rough time with the Android 5.0 Lollipop update so far. The Nexus devices have all been receiving the update on the usual roll out timeline (even though that timeline still annoys some users), but the Google Play edition devices have been seeing delays. It looks like the kinks may have been worked out though, because the LG G Pad 8.3 GPe Lollipop roll out has begun.

There has been no official announcement of the update just yet, but users on Twitter and the XDA forums have been reporting getting the system update notification. There is also no full change log available to let us know about any device specific tweaks, but the update notification mentions the usual Android 5.0 features, like "a bold new visual style", lock screen notifications, battery saving mode, Priority Mode, and Smart Lock. 

Assuming this roll out runs on the same timeline as other Google roll outs, about 1% of LG G Pad 8.3 GPe users should see the update in the first 48 hours, and the stages will progress at about 25% of devices over one or two weeks, until it's all done. So, just because the roll out has started doesn't necessarily mean you'll see it all that soon; but, if you're impatient, you can always flash the update manually (file at the AP source.)

source: XDA via Android Police

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G Pad 8.3
  • Display 8.3" 1920 x 1200 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4600 mAh

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16 Comments

1. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

Didn't Google discontinue that´╝č

2. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Yes, but that doesn't mean they won't update it...

7. ikenvape

Posts: 308; Member since: May 28, 2014

Google supports official hardware for up to 18 months

10. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

*at least 18 months

16. vincelongman

Posts: 5692; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Yea the Nexus 4 and 2012 Nexus 7 are 24 months now I think the Nexus 4 will get at least another 12 months

3. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

My 7" Gpad is great.

4. zachki17

Posts: 294; Member since: Sep 14, 2014

What about lg g pad 8.3 norml edition plzz resp ???????

5. superkuiken

Posts: 168; Member since: Mar 24, 2013

Never got higher than 4.2 jelly bean.

8. LikeMyself

Posts: 631; Member since: Sep 23, 2013

It's on official KitKat 4.4.2 btw! Check your facts before commenting! On topic: It's a good sign that gpe got lollipop!

14. superkuiken

Posts: 168; Member since: Mar 24, 2013

My bad! I simply forgot to update.

6. robocopvn

Posts: 504; Member since: Mar 10, 2010

for that you should ask LG, not Google :D. Or you can manually install it :D

15. zachki17

Posts: 294; Member since: Sep 14, 2014

But i prefer lg version .. Because it has lot of useful featers like running 2 app in the same time .. Maybe dual windows .. Knock code .. Knock to unlock . Quick slide .. Quick remote .. And more

9. QuadFace

Posts: 179; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

Did hackers just took over gsmarena.com?

11. TechWhale

Posts: 23; Member since: Nov 08, 2014

Yea it looks like it, some retarded fat guy who put a pic of himself up for everyone to see what an idiot he is

13. QuadFace

Posts: 179; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

I am surprise they let that happened, so PA also is not safe from attack like that.

12. mike2959

Posts: 694; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

That's right everyone, blame manufacturers for lack of updates, then when that runs out blame the carrier's. Don't get me wrong here, I own 6 different Android's, however it's Google's fault for updates.

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