LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition running Android v4.4 KitKat announced for $349.99

While most of the flagship smartphones have released the Google Play variant featuring stock Android, LG has taken a step ahead and launched the first Google Play Edition tablet, it LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition. This is the same tablet that was earlier reported to be the Nexus 8.


The LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition, which is available in Indigo Black colour, has a slim and sleek form factor. While the design and hardware of the device would remain unchanged, the Google Play Edition of tablet runs on the latest Android v4.4 KitKat. The tablet has an 8.3 inch full HD IPS display.

The LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition is powered by a 1.7 GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor along with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage. There is also a 5 MP rear facing camera and a 1.3 MP front facing camera. Since the tablet would run on stock Android, UI customizations made by LG would be seen on the device. The device is priced at $349.99.

Speaking about the Google Play Edition tablet, Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company, said, “LG’s working relationship with Google has always been strong and our collaboration on the first-ever Google Play Edition tablet is proof of that commitment. The LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition is a device with hardware and software that has been optimized for a truly consumer-friendly experience. There’s nothing else like it out there in the marketplace.”

Specs of the LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition:

  • 8.3 inch display
  • 1920 x 1200 pixels resolution
  • 1.7 GHz quad core Snapdragon 600 processor
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 16 GB internal memory
  • 5 MP primary camera
  • 1.3 MP front facing camera
  • Google Android v4.4 KitKat
  • 4600 mAh battery