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LG G Pad 8.3 Googe Play Edition announced for $349.99

By James Geddes , Dec 11, 2013 04:18 AM EST

Google has added the LG G Pad 8.3 to its lineup of Google Play edition devices, shipping the 8.3-inch tablet with Android 4.4 KitKat, quad-core processor and more for $349.99.

There was a recent report that claimed LG was going to build an 8-inch tablet that was reportedly going to be called the Nexus 8. The tablet had a model number of LG V510 and was believed to be a Nexus tablet based on the LG G Pad 8.3. The LG V510 has been unveiled and is now known as the LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play edition.

Google updated the Play Store on Tuesday and added the LG G Pad 8.3 as its first Google Play edition tablet. The 8.3-inch slate is very similar to the recently released LG G Pad but has been stripped of any LG software customizations and runs a stock version of Android 4.4 KitKat. The G Pad 8.3 features a very thin 8.3mm brushed aluminum case, super slim 7.2mm bezels, and premium materials that have been precision machined by LG to feel great in your hands.

The LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play edition features an 8.3-inch Full HD IPS display with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 and a pixel density of 273 pixels per inch (ppi). It's powered by a 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor and 2GB of RAM to provide a fast and fluid user interface. It ships with 16GB of internal storage and a microSD expansion slot that will support up to 64GB microSD cards.

Its camera capabilities include an 8-megapixel-rear camera and 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video chat. In terms of wireless connectivity you'll find Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, and Bluetooth 4.0. The tablet ships with a 4,600 mAh battery.

You can order the LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play edition from the Play Store for $349.99. The tablet is currently in stock and leaves the warehouse in 1 - 2 business days. Google is also including free shipping with the order for a limited time.

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