Best Android Phones, Apps and Tablets

Best Android Phones, Apps and Tablets

LG outs the G Pad, packs 8.3” Jelly Bean goodness

Yesterday, in an attempt to get ahead of the competition, LG announced its newest tablet creation to date, the LG G Pad 8.3 tablet.

Slated to officially launch at IFA 2013 next week, the G Pad will feature an 8.3” display and will be run Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out of the box. Pricing is yet to be announced, though according to LG the device will start shipping worldwide starting 4Q of this year.


As for the device’s specs, well the G Pad is said to come with a 1.7GHz quad-core processor from Qualcomm, 16GB of built-in memory, 2GB of RAM, 5MP rear camera and a 1.3MP front-facing camera. The G Pad should be available in either black or white variants.

One of the key specifications LG touts about the G Pad though is its battery, which is rated at 4600mAh and weighs just around 338 grams. However, whether this decrease in weight would translate into an overall better user-experience is another story.

The G Pad’s display should also be taken into account, which at 1900×1200 pixels boasts of a density of 273ppi. This, of course, translates to a sharper and clearer tablet viewing experience for any application you might fancy.

Also featured on the G Pad is the company’s very own Qpair app. The said app is said to enable the user to see incoming calls and messages, although calls can never be taken on the device. More so, Qpair also allows the G Pad to easily connect with other mobile devices and share memos and files seamlessly.

Lastly, LG proudly says that what will be separating the G Pad from the competitio is the fact that it includes real-life benefits that will surely provide a better user experience to the consumer. Some of such features that the company banks on are the slide aside feature for better muiltitasking, Qslide for better app control without interruption, and KnockOn which lets users turn on the device with actually touching the power button.

The announcement follows a recent video leak about the G Pad, which was published in YouTube and features people talking about their current tablet experiences and what they wish these tablets have to further increase they value and usefulness.

To be available later this year, it is yet unclear whether the LG G Pad will be available as a WiFi-only device or with cellular connectivity.