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Old 12-10-2013, 04:31 PM   #1
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Google Play version of G-Pad announced

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For those who may not be familiar with the G Pad 8.3, it's a fantastic piece of LG hardware with an 8.3-inch display, 2GB RAM, a Snapdragon 600 processor, and 16GB of internal storage. The GPE version of the device will of course launch with stock Android 4.4 as the operating system.
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It's basically a 8.3" Nexus 7.2.

Edit: sells for $350, a bit steep in my opinion, $299 would be more reasonable.

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Old 12-11-2013, 10:56 AM   #2
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I assume firmware upgrades will coincide eventually between the two devices. The G Pad was available for $279 a week ago at BB. Talk already of getting KitKat on it as well soon over at xda.
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Old 12-11-2013, 10:57 AM   #3
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$299 at Best Buy in the US right now...
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Old 12-11-2013, 12:47 PM   #4
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The device linked by the original poster is the "Google Play" edition of the LG G-Pad. It's listed as Android 4.4 KitKat out-of-the-box. The BestBuy LG G-Pad is not a "Google Play" tablet and runs Android 4.2.2.

I don't know what advantage it will be to have a "Google Play" edition tablet vs. a non-"Google Play" tablet.
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The device linked by the original poster is the "Google Play" edition of the LG G-Pad. It's listed as Android 4.4 KitKat out-of-the-box. The BestBuy LG G-Pad is not a "Google Play" tablet and runs Android 4.2.2.

I don't know what advantage it will be to have a "Google Play" edition tablet vs. a non-"Google Play" tablet.
The "Google Play Edition" is a pure version of Android, without the ugly skin LG adds on top. It also comes free of any bloatware, and comes with the latest version of Android. It is also supposed to receive updates much sooner.

For the Google edition phones (S4, HTC One), it is possible to convert a non-Google edition phone into a Google edition one, so it might be possible to do the same with the G-Pad. Once the factory images for the G-Pad are up (if they're not already), the folks at XDA will certainly give it a shot.
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For the Google edition phones (S4, HTC One), it is possible to convert a non-Google edition phone into a Google edition one, so it might be possible to do the same with the G-Pad.
It's certainly worth doing, if the hardware is the same and the price is $50 cheaper ...
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