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

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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G Pad 8.3
  • Display 8.3 inches
    1200 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
    1.3 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 4600 mAh
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop



10. nkidd

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

I'm a bit new to 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?

8. Tuxedo

Posts: 356; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

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

6. hassoups

Posts: 473; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

we need an lgG2 google play edition.

5. __Toprak__

Posts: 6; Member since: Jan 31, 2012

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

4. shead202

Posts: 52; Member since: Nov 02, 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?

9. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

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

3. lallolu

Posts: 734; Member since: Sep 18, 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).

2. jellmoo

Posts: 2703; Member since: Oct 31, 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!

1. shead202

Posts: 52; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

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

7. orca99

Posts: 87; Member since: Oct 05, 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).

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