News by Andrew Kameka on Monday August 26, 2013.
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LG briefly flirted wit the Android tablet market when it released its Optimus Tabs running Android 3.0 Honeycomb, but it didn't do much else in the segment. The Korean manufacturer has confirmed plans to release a new tablet soon by posting a teaser video on YouTube. The video focuses on responses from current consumers and asks them what they want to see from a tablet. The 'man on the street' interviews feature short responses from people saying everything from not feeling comfortable traveling with it or being too slow or difficult to operate.
The title for the video is "LG G Pad 8.3: Teaser Film," which confirms that LG will release a tablet of that name. An LG executive confirmed in an interview last week that LG's priority remains on smartphones, but consumers should not be surprised to see it participate in the tablet market. We now see that's definitely the case and will appear sooner rather than later.
Considering the timing of the video being posted only a week before the upcoming IFA conference where rival Samsung is expected to launch new products, don't be surprised if LG uses the event as its own launch site for the LG G Pad 8.3. Few details are known about the device, but the G Pad 8.3 is rumored to have an 8.3-inch display, a 1920x1200 resolution, a quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, and optional LTE connectivity.
Andrew is MobileBurn.com's managing editor. He is based in Miami, Florida.