Samsung and HTC were the first companies to release versions of their popular smartphones running plain versions of Android through the Google Play Edition program. That has extended today with the announcement of the first GPE tablet, the LG G Pad 8.3.
The LG G2 has a large 5.2-inch display thanks to designers keeping the margins on the phone very thin. The G2 is still a fairly large device, so LG is reportedly working on a smaller version to attract more potential buyers.
The modern smartphone era is a tough one for fans of phones with a keyboard, but it's not completely hopeless. QWERTY aficionados will soon have a new option in the LG Optimus F3Q, heading to T-Mobile.
LG is gung-ho about devices like the G Flex that are capable of bending or curving to accommodate different features. LG is so confident in the form factor that it estimates 4 out of 10 smartphones will have similar features in the next seven years.
The LG G Pad 8.3 is the first Android tablet that LG has made in a long time, and anyone thinking of giving the device a chance should head over to Newegg to purchase it. Newegg has the tablet available for a limited time with a $100 discount.
When we first saw the LG G Flex, it was believed that the curved smartphone would probably not see an official release outside of Asia and the UK, the same fate expected for the similar Samsung Galaxy Round. It now appears that the G flex could end up being released in the US.
LG had no problem letting the world know that it doesn't think much of the Samsung Galaxy Round, a curved phone made by its chief rival. Announcing its new G Flex Android phone, LG laid claim to the title of first "real" curved phone.
The number of smartphones that LG shipped in the last three months is down compared to how many the company peddled last year, but the manufacturer has plans to finish the year strong with its flagship product.
LG seems committed to designing smartphones that place the power and volume buttons on the back of the device rather than the side. Following the successful implementation on the G2, LG is poised to repeat its button placement on the upcoming G Flex, a smartphone with a curved display.
LG's return to the tablet market is official now that the company has launched its G Pad 8.3 in the United States. The Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean tablet is available today and may have the specs to raise more interest than previous LG devices.