Android purists who dig the untainted Android OS tablet experience will now have an alternative hardware to Nexus 7: the LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition. yes. you read that right. the first Google Android Open Source Project (AOSP) tablet, which will be running on the latest Android 4.4 KitKat, which also means, you will be spared from the fancy LG-skinned Android OS and dive straight into the real Android OS experience with this uber sleek hardware. under the hood, it is still the LG G Pad 8.3 you have read about, which include features like a 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, 2GB of system RAM, 16GB of flash storage – expandable via microSD card, a glorious 8.3″ Full HD IPS WUXGA display packing 273 ppi (1920 by 1200 pixels), a 5MP main shooter and a 1.3MP front-facing camera, a 4,600 mAh battery pack and of course, the garden variety of connectivity and sensors.
needless to say, the real kicker here is, you will be getting the pure and latest Android experience out-of-the-box. which means you will be among the first to experience KitKat’s edge-to-edge UI optimized for visual contents such as photos, videos, maps, books and games. this software goodness is packed into a compact, modern device with accentuating sleek lines and subtle curves (which seem like an LG thing these days) for comfortable holding with one hand. the LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition, like all other Nexus-branded devices, will automatically receive software updates direct from Google, which means no more waiting for eternity for updates and also, the device will naturally feel faster and also see a little more usable storage, now that those fancy pansy UI is out of the way. the LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition is available now on Google Play (US) for $349.99.