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.




source: Google Play & LG

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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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34 Comments

1. PootisMan

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

Awesome!

17. gmracer

Posts: 24; Member since: May 09, 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..

24. adecvat

Posts: 630; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

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

28. gmracer

Posts: 24; Member since: May 09, 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

31. greenmunky

Posts: 13; Member since: Oct 08, 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.

33. saiki4116

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 31, 2011

rightly pointed out.

34. adecvat

Posts: 630; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Nexus also have stereo speakers.

2. Antimio

Posts: 313; Member since: Nov 11, 2013

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

13. Dowson unregistered

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

22. hurrycanger

Posts: 1758; Member since: Dec 01, 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

3. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 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.

4. JerryTime

Posts: 468; Member since: Nov 09, 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.

5. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

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

6. wando77

Posts: 1167; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

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

12. Antimio

Posts: 313; Member since: Nov 11, 2013

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

7. Lycan155

Posts: 254; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

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

8. anthonio360

Posts: 7; Member since: May 30, 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.

16. kryme

Posts: 468; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

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

15. trustory

Posts: 132; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

most likely

9. anthonio360

Posts: 7; Member since: May 30, 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

10. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1245; Member since: Aug 13, 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.

11. Technobri

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

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

18. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

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

32. mikelemon

Posts: 95; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

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

30. Imroy

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

And no microSD card slot.

14. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Good bang for the buck imo. Wtg LG.

19. Darth_Muffin

Posts: 18; Member since: Oct 06, 2013

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

20. belovedson

Posts: 1060; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

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

21. E.S.1

Posts: 308; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

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

23. rizwanazad

Posts: 12; Member since: Nov 30, 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?

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