With the Nexus line and Samsung Galaxy Tabs enjoying a monopoly in the Android tablet market, it is only good news for the consumers if more players enter the market and provide some much needed competition. And LG is set to do exactly that. After the G Pad 8.3, which was released last year, making it the very first Google Play Edition tablet, LG has decided to expand its range when it comes to tablets.
LG has announced three new tablets in varied screen sizes. The three tablets bear the moniker of their screen sizes one would assume. The G Pad 7, 8 and 10.1 have been announced by LG, but specifications and other details about the tablet have not been revealed, not yet at least. It is expected Google will announce the details about the tablets at MedPI event, which is set to run from May 13th to 16th, so we have relatively short time to wait to know more.
However, with doubts looming over a refresh of the Nexus 10 line of tablet and pretty much every 10 inch Galaxy Tablet unusable, the 10.1 inch LG G Pad would certainly appeal to the audience who are looking to pick a large screen-ed Android tablet. Quick look at the official renders of the tablet and you can see that the tablet will come with LG’s UI on top of stock Android. Not just that, looks like LG’s G Pad would be available in colours beyond the standard white and black. Yes, we are looking at the Cyan version of the G Pad 7 and it looks really attractive.
LG gave out more details about some of the features on the device which would be carried over from its smartphone line. This is what they said in the official PR:
“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.“
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