The slate comes with Android 4.4 KitKat platform onboard
It looks like Google and LG teamed up once again to bring Android fans another device that offers pure KitKat experience. The new LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition is now available for purchase for just $350 (€255).Customers can grab LG's slate in Indigo Black through Google Play Store in the United States. No word if the G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition will be available in other countries as well, but stay tuned for more on this.
Unlike the standard model which is powered by Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system, LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition comes with Android 4.4 KitKat platform out of the box.
Aside from that, the rest of G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition's features are similar to those of the standard model. It sports the same 8.3-inch WUXGA full HD (1200 x 1920 pixel) IPS capacitive touchscreen display and a powerful 1.7 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor.
On the inside, the tablet packs an Adreno 320 graphics processing unit, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory, which can be further expanded up to 64GB via microSD memory card.
There's also a 5-megapixel photo snapper on the back that features autofocus and video recording, while in the front there's a secondary 1.3-megapixel camera.
The bad news is LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition does not come with LTE support, but it offers Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.
“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,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company.