LG G Pad 8.3 for Verizon receives minor update

LG G Pad 8.3 for Verizon receives minor update
Verizon subscribers with the LG G Pad 8.3 are receiving a minor update that removes support for the Redbox Instant app. The streaming video service, a joint venture between Verizon and Redbox, closed its lights permanently in October. After the update, the LG G Pad 8.3 will support 4G LTE roaming in selected markets. And issues that users had with powering up the device have been fixed.

The update brings software version VK81023A to the tablet, which has nothing to do with the hoped for Android 5.0 update. The tablet is a relative new comer to Verizon's lineup, having launched via Big Red starting on October 7th.

The LG G Pad features an 8.3-inch glass with resolution of 1920 x 1200. That works out to a pixel density of 273ppi. A quad-core 1.7GHz Snapdragon 600 CPU is under the hood with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of native storage included. A 64GB capacity microSD slot is available for those who need additional storage. The back and front-facing cameras weigh in at 5MP and 1.3MP respectively, and a 4600mAh battery keeps the lights on. Android 4.2.2 is pre-installed on the slab.


source: Verizon via AndroidCentral

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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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7 Comments

1. zachki17

Posts: 294; Member since: Sep 14, 2014

When lg will update the software to Android L. Standard version .. V500 model

2. lebigmac506

Posts: 56; Member since: Sep 17, 2014

Likely 1q 2015

3. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Heh, I'm still on 4.2. Not sure why I haven't updated to 4.4. Laziness, I guess. I probably won't go with Lollipop though, unless rovo89 manages Xposed to work with it. On a side note, why is the Verizon G Pad 8.3 neutered compared to the other versions? And why won't cases made for them work with Verizon's version?

4. lebigmac506

Posts: 56; Member since: Sep 17, 2014

I'm on 4.4.2 on my gpad 8.3. My G3 has a nicer version of LG's UI. I'd love if they were the same experience. Neutered? My gpad outperforms my n7 2013 and destroys the ellipsis 8. I have all 3 tablets through verizon. I dunno. In my opinion the gpad 8.3 looks very premium with its brushed aluminum. I keep it out of the case.

5. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

The standard G Pad 8.3 is nice, but what happened to those LG claims they would bring the new Optimus UI and its streamlined features to older G products (G2, Pad, etc.)? I'm still waiting on the G3 experience.

6. zachki17

Posts: 294; Member since: Sep 14, 2014

Me too i wld love if they update the v500 with the new Ui interface

7. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Dual window certainly would be nice.

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