The Google Play Edition of the LG G Pad 8.3 is now receiving the Android 5.0 LollipopOTA update. Your typical rollout schedule is in place, so it may be a few days before it lands on your G Pad, but you can celebrate that you are the first GPE device to receive the Lollipop update.
It appears the update runs a little over 400MB and requires that you have another one hundred MB of free internal storage beyond that to make the install.
The LG G Pad 8.3 spent a time as the only Google Play Edition tablet in the Google Play Store. Shortly after receiving the Android 4.4.4 KitKat update in June, the tablet was dumped in a mass cleaning along with a few other GPE [...]
A recent report out of Korea says Google is set to choose between three possibly Nexus 7 3 manufacturers – HTC, LG and the company behind the last two Nexus 7 tablets, Asus.
The report says Google is likely to decide by December.
After months of speculation and leaked specs, LG announced the G Pad over the weekend, with the Android tablet expected to be unveiled officially at the IFA technology convention in Berlin later this week.
In terms of specifications, the G Pad has an 8.3-inch 1920 x 1200 resolution display, a 1.7GHz processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of on-board memory and dual-facing cameras (5MP rear camera, 1.3MP front camera).
The device runs Android 4.2.2 but will sport LG’s own custom user interface over the top.
However, if the hardware specs put the G Pad on par with the Nexus 7 or even arguably ahead of Apple’s iPad mini (at least until Apple launches the Retina [...]
There aren't many details about the new tablet in the YouTube video, but plenty of hints as to what LG is shooting for.
The LG G Pad 8.3 video shows a series of man (and woman) in the street interviews answering the question, “What would make a tablet just right for you.”
Presumably, LG cherry-picked the answers to conform to what the LG Pad 8.3 will deliver, including an 8.3-inch display.
These features include portability (small enough to carry in my pocket, said one person interviewed) and the ability to "work on it at all times and all places" including "public transport" which may indicate LG plans to release an LTE or [...]
The Wall Street Journal reports that the function would act as a kill switch, essentially discouraging theft by enabling each manufacturer or carrier to lock down the smartphone or tablet even if the thief replaced the SIM card or hacked the firmware.
The tool would likely be added to new Samsung and LG devices by early 2014, although users would need to register their devices for the anti-theft tool to work.
In an interview with Bulgarian news website Dnevnik, LG Bulgaria’s head of communications Dimitar Valev revealed that LG will release a Firefox OS phone in the first quarter of 2014 and a new tablet by the end of 2013.
He also suggested that the firm could release a smartwatch and a phablet at some point going forward.
Earlier this month, company officials confirmed that LG planned to return to the tablet market, while leaked specs revealed a new ‘G Pad’ tablet with an 8.3-inch 1920 x 1080 resolution display, a quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM.
This tablet is expected to debut at the IFA exhibition in Berlin, Germany next month, which should [...]
Citing unnamed sources, Greek tech site Techblog reports that the tablet will be called the G Pad and will feature an 8.3-inch 1920 x 1080 display, a quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM.
The website adds that the bezels will be super slim, allowing users to put the device in their pocket, and claims that the tablet will be made of aluminum.
LG is expected to announce the tablet at the IFA tech exhibition in Berlin, Germany next month, where TabTimes will be reporting live.
LG exec Steve Koh yesterday confirmed that the electronics manufacturer plans to re-enter the tablet market, just one year after the firm first got out of that line of business.
In something of a U-turn, tech website Digitimes reports that LG Display is preparing to ship 2-3 million 7.85-inch Retina Display panels a month in preparation for the “expected October release date”.
The website, which has a mixed record when reporting iPad rumors, revealed earlier this week that Apple was on track to deliver a thinner and slimmer iPad mini in Q3 before launching the Retina Display model at some point in 2014.