The tablet features the latest Android operating system, Android 4.4 KitKat, alongside LG’s 1920 x 1200 WUXGA Full HD IPS screen, with LG promising the combination of technologies offers the “optimal viewing experience”.
It is billed as perfect for visual-oriented uses, with apps able to use the full screen resolution, and users can also hide the status and navigation bars to enjoy visual-rich content such as photos, videos and games.
“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,” said Jong-seok Park, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company.
“The LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition is a device with hardware and software that has been optimised for a truly consumer-friendly experience. There’s nothing else like it out there in the marketplace.”
The device houses a 1.7 gigahertz (GHz) Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, and provides 16 gigabytes (GB) of memory, as well as a 4,600 milliampere-hour (mAh) battery for long-life. The tablet features a 5 megapixel (MP) rear camera, and a 1.3 MP front camera.
According to LG, the device was developed based on consumer feedback resulting in a compact, sleek device which is comfortable to hold in one hand.
The tablet will first become available in the United States (US) via Google Play today, at the price of US$349.99.