With the release of Nexus 7 tablet 2013, the rumours of Nexus 8 2 or Nexus 10 2 have been very much in the air. The fans of Android are looking for an upgrade with a larger screen and better hardware to the Google device. Surprisingly, Google just released the LG G Pad 8.3.
It is the very first time, when Google has gone for a Google Play Edition to release a tablet, though previously it has amalgamated with Samsung and HTC for the similar concept, for devices like HTC One and Galaxy S4.
The disparity in the editions of Google Play Smartphone and tablet majorly lies in the software. The smartphones and tablets of Google Play are decked with best Google applications such as YouTube, Gmail, Google Now and Chrome browser. Along with this, Google removes the HTC Sense or Samsung TouchWiz. Thus, the LG G Pad 8.3 Play Edition will come with LG UI. However, it features Android Kitkat 4.4 pre-installed.
Speaking about the hardware, the LG G Pad 8.3 will come with the same features as the original one. It will feature IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 1200 x 1920 pixels on a screen size of 8.3 inches. Irrespective of 4600mAh battery, the device weighs 12oz.
The other hardware specs comprise of Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 Chipset 1.7GHz and a RAM of 2GB. However, it will just be Wi-Fi tablet. It also boasts of 5MP back camera and 1.3MP front Camera for Video calling. It will have an internal storage of 16GB that can be expanded up to 64GB via microSD card slot.
Google Play Store is just the only location to purchase Nexus 8 2, and there is no sign that of the gadget at Best Buy or other stores.Unluckily, Google skipped the holiday week and thus, the G Pad 8.3 Google Edition is not available for discount. It has been priced at $349.