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LG unveils iPad Mini rival, the G Pad 8.3

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 01 Sep 2013 11:09 User comments (2)

LG unveils iPad Mini rival, the G Pad 8.3 LG has used a relatively quiet press release to unveil their iPad Mini rival, the G Pad.
The device will have a full announcement next week at the IFA 2013 event.

Among the powerful specs are an 8.3-inch WUXGA (1920 x 1200 pixels / 273 ppi) display, a 1.7GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 Processor, 16GB eMMC internal storage, 2GB RAM, dual 5MP/1.3MP cameras, Android 4.2.2 and a large 4,600mAh battery,

The device is heavier than the iPad Mini at 338 grams, but it does have a marginally larger display to account for the extra weight.

Among the new LG-exclusive features:

Slide Aside enables seamless multitasking by simply "sliding" currently open apps off to the side using a three-finger swipe
QSlide controls up to three different apps in one window with no interruption, especially convenient on a large screen
KnockON turns the device on and off by tapping the display twice

The device is set for global launch in the Q4.

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2 user comments

11.9.2013 11:57

if this device is supposed to rival ipad mini current gen, it's kind of okay. if to ipad mini forthcoming gen, i am sure new mini will blow away this LG pad. in addition, no full office in android means ipad mini will continue to dominate no matter how strong you get CPU/RAM and other features in android since idevices are still quite strong as far as app optimization is concerned.
talk about user experience in entertainment and light office work, ipad is still the choice. talk about office productivity, all tabs are still toys.

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21.9.2013 16:37

For a second there I thought it said G spot o.O

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