LG G Pad

LG has announced three new tablets in its G Pad line, to be unveiled at MedPI 2014 in Monaco this week. The new sizes accompany 2013's G Pad 8.3 and include the G Pad 7.0, G Pad 8.0 and G Pad 10.1.

Each will include LG's innovative Knock Code feature, which allows the user to unlock the device with a series of taps. A new version of Q Pair also will be on board, allowing the tablet to sync up with a smartphone and have phone calls and text messages passed on to it in real time.

LG EXPANDS TABLET OPTIONS WITH NEW G PAD SERIES MODELS

Three New Tablets Satisfy Consumer Demand for More Choices to Fit Their Lifestyles

SEOUL, May 12, 2014 ― LG Electronics (LG) is adding three new tablets to its G Pad series to offer more options for tablet users. The new G Pad devices ― G Pad 7.0, G Pad 8.0 and G Pad 10.1 ― will be unveiled at the MedPI 2014, one of the biggest IT/Tech trade show in Europe, taking place in Monaco from May 13-16. LG's extended tablet portfolio, which also includes the well-received G Pad 8.3, will significantly expand LG's footprint in the tablet market.

"Customers tell us that they want a wider range of devices that offer sizable screens without compromising portability," said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. "Unlike smartphones, tablets are not one size fits all. So we designed the G Pad Series for a diverse target audience, some who prioritize portability while others want the best multimedia experience possible. G Pad delivers on all counts."

Highlights of LG's new G Pad Series tablets are:

  • G Pad 7.0: Designed to be held in one hand, LG's smallest tablet is an on-the-go entertainment hub that delivers both portability and power.
  • G Pad 8.0: With its 8-inch display, LG's mid-sized tablet offers an immersive multimedia experience and smooth multitasking.
  • G Pad 10.1: With the largest display and battery, LG's 10.1-inch tablet provides endless hours of entertainment and fun.

The latest G Pad tablets will also include LG's proprietary UX features such as QPair 2.0 and Knock CodeTM. With an updated version of QPair, which was first introduced on G Pad 8.3, users can effortlessly connect to their Android-powered smartphones via Bluetooth to receive notifications of calls and messages and now be able to respond directly from the G Pad. What's more, Knock Code™ enables users to power on and unlock their LG smartphones in one easy step by entering a personalized "knock" pattern on the smartphone's display. Knock Code™ offers convenience and greater security as the knock pattern can be entered anywhere on the screen in any size ― with the display on or off ― using a personalized sequence of two to eight taps for more than 80,000 possible combinations.

Additional details of LG's new G Pad tablets including specifications and availability will be announced locally in the weeks ahead.

 
There are 46 comments

markdowd84 says:

Nice.

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Mac58 says:

Hope they are all high end and not mid range

worknman says:

Yeah, and with at least a 32gb option. I really don't like having to depend on Kitkat's iffy app transfer capabilities to SD card.

Taz89 says:

I was vexed when I 1st heard about Googles attack against sd cards but I've really not come across any issues on my s4 with kk. I've just had to change to using the built in Samsung my files app to move and edit files from the built in storage to sd card. For the most part everything is working for me. Still would prefer to use any file manager but at least Samsung have put "fixes" so it isn't too much hassle using sd card

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gab_gagnon says:

I want that wallpaper!

DWR_31 says:

I want that 10.1 inch.
Perfect compliment to my G2.
Now I just have to wait for SlickWraps to make a wood grain skin for it.

as a Google Play Edition

JonnyG1097 says:

Anybody else seeing the resemblance to the Nexus 5 in these or is it just me? Not that I don't like the look (I got a Nexus 5 myself) but it was just something I thought I'd throw out there.

joshua.worth says:

I'm definitely seeing Nexus all over these, all 3 of them.

Zig261 says:

Lg did create the nexus 5. This isn't a surprise.

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joshua.worth says:

Google designed it though.

A895 says:

They didn't manufacture it though.

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That was my first thought...although I think a lot of that had to do with the wallpaper since its so close to the one on the n7.

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Suntan says:

overall flat, rectangular-ish, with rounded corners?

Yup.

They all have a resemblance to the Nexus 5... and each other.

-Suntan

7in.!!!!

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ADaviii says:

I'm interested to see what the "smooth multitasking" will look like on the mid-size tablet. That said, I don't think I would be able to buy a 10.1 inch tablet without a stylus. Darn you Samsung!

blazer236ix says:

Hmm I hope this has the new LG skin they're using on the G3

Nice, but I'm going to hold out for the mythical 8" htc nexus

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LG wants to be Samsung so bad.

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It's called competition :)

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Youngunn says:

But LG isn't copying every single thing now lately and I think has vaulted ahead of Samsung. Did you see physical home button and capacitated buttons on this like Samsung stupidly users on a tablet? Do you see awful interfaces anymore like samsungs? Not really. True IV the past they started copying them but now they are rising above.

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Kaiser King says:

+1

BKBayemi says:

I'm going to hold my tongue till what you wrote actually manifests.

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erwaso says:

Samsung wanted to be Apple so bad. What's your point? It happens.

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eahinrichsen says:

Exactly. Every brand takes design and features cues from other brands, while coming up with some of their own, unique ideas as well. That is a good thing for all of us, and I don't know why people whip themselves into a pants-shitting rage when one company includes a feature that someone else did first.

cctpitts01 says:

I would be all over these devices if they launched with stock Android on them :) but they will probably come with some god for saken LG skin which I hope that the Dev community will be all over and bring us some stock goodness. I have been more intrigued with LG since they launched the G2 and I'm eagerly awaiting the G3 :)

Saturn1217 says:

I hope LG doesn't completely gimp the 7inch tablet ala Samsung. I need some backups if google decides to stop making the Nexus 7. I at least need a screen as good as the nexus 7 (2013). God i love that screen.

Sunofabob says:

Nexus G tabs?

AC App via Nexus 5

Mobius360 says:

I'm pretty happy with the 8.3. Kind of surprising they reduced the 8.3 down to 8.0 on this new version.

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DCSholtis says:

Happy with my GPad 8.3 too although I hope we are able to have that update QPair app on ours.

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RaiderWill says:

The ".3" inches on my V500 are a perfect allotment for the on screen navbar..
I really don't understand LG taking that away in this new 8.0...
Not my concern though.. I'll just be adding the 10.1 to the household as a compliment to my G-Pad 8.3..
The G-Pad 8.3 running the Mahdi-ROM with Nova Prime works just fine in the 8" class..

Aredubu says:

Hell, I just bought an Xperia Z2 tablet, which I like, but the slimmer bezels on the LG 10.1 would be even nicer.

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davcole says:

I love my G Pad. Immersing to see what changes are made!

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That clock widget +1

ಠ益ಠ

AOSPrevails says:

I don't get why LG went from 8.3 back to 8.0? screen brightness problem with the Gpad 8.3?

erwaso says:

Hopefully the screen is brighter this time around. I use lux lite to fix it on my g pad 8.3 but brighter out of the box would be nice lol.

I wonder if these are 800 or 801!?

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DCSholtis says:

Also wonder if these are WiFi or LTE and if LTE if that's locked down to one carrier like the LG Gpad 8.3 is. I hate exclusives like that.

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makailey3111 says:

I love my Gpad 8.3. I will definitely be contemplating upgrading if I can convince my wife to take my used tablet...haha

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TomW093 says:

Is it too much to ask for a 4:3 Android tablet?

rlbrooks says:

I wouldn't be surprised if Apple has a patent on the 4:3 tablet. May be why you don't see one running Android.

bjsstranger says:

Acer iconia A1. Pretty decent intel tablet if you get it for a decent price. Still on 4.2 though...

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UN4GTBL says:

Next Nexus 10 please?

Or at lease GPE?

Really want a 10" tablet...

Sjn013 says:

I agree 10 or 10.1 with LTE would be love

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Sjn013 says:

Yay new soon to be nexus tablets !

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tlehmann says:

There are images of the backs of the tablets as well, and they all appear to be made entirely of plastic. I suppose that's to keep the price down, though. The camera is also in a terrible location, as those with larger hands may find themselves touching the lens frequently. I'm disappointed.

Aredubu says:

Hey Phil,

MedPI has come and gone and still no updates about the new LG tablets. Have you heard anything new?