Remember the recent Google Play Edition smartphones? The slightly confusing Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One variants shipping with stock Android rather than their respective manufacturer customisations?
The first tablet to join the family (as far as I’m aware) is the decent-sounding LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition, and it’s now available to buy across the Atlantic.
The LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition costs a fairly reasonable $349.99 (roughly £213), and essentially undoes all the hard work LG’s software engineers put into customising Android. Hurray?
Of course, that means the LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition comes with the latest and greatest version of Google’s ubiquitous mobile operating system, KitKat Android 4.4. Presumably speedy updates are guaranteed for a good while to come. Presumably.
Otherwise, LG G Pad 8.3 specs appear to be unchanged, so you’re looking at an 8.3in display (1920 x 1200, 273PPI), quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, 16GB internal storage, 2GB of RAM, a 5MP rear camera, 1.2MP front camera, and 4,600mAh battery.
In other LG/Mountain View news, the South Koreans are tipped to churn out a Google Nexus 8. Of course, LG also produced the Google Nexus 4 and Nexus 5. Google and LG, sitting in a tree…