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LG Unveils 3 New G Pad Android Tablets

by Jacob Kleinman | May 12, 2014May 12, 2014 7:30 am PST

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Last year LG introduced the world to the G Pad, a respectable 8.3-inch Android slate, and now the South Korean company is expanding its line of tablets with three new models. LG announced plans to release 7, 8 and 10.1-inch tablets on Monday ahead of an official press event at the MedPI 2014 trade show in Monaco this week.

LG hasn’t revealed much about the upcoming tablets, and we won’t learn the specifics when it comes to hardware, availability or pricing for several more weeks. We’re guessing the new G Pad’s will offer an upgrade over last year’s 8.3-inch model—which offered a Snapdragon 600 processor, a 1920×1200-pixel display and a 4,600mAh battery—and will run Android 4.4 with LG’s custom UI on top, including Knock Code and QPair.

The design on these new tablets also looks similar to the original G Pad, at least from the front, though it appears LG swapped out the brushed metal back panel on its 8.3-inch slate for a simple plastic slab.

We still have lots of questions about the new G Pad lineup, and we can’t help but wonder if a Google Play Edition is also on the way. We’ll keep an eye out for any news out of Monaco concerning the upcoming tablets, though for now we recommend holding off on buying the G Pad 8.3 until LG tells us more about its new tablets.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...