LG Launches New G Pad 8.3 Android Tablet

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The Nexus 7v2/2013 might be a nice tablet on the specs side but it has way too many people complaining about touch-screen and GPS issues for my taste. I have personally purchased three of those from three different places and returned all three of them due to touch-screen, GPS and miscellaneous other issues on ALL three of them, which should be statistically almost impossible unless it was a design, manufacturing or QA/QC issue.

So the GPad might be a noteworthy alternative for people who are fed up with having to return their 3rd or 6th N7-2013 (on Google's N7 forum, there really are people who are on their 6th+ replacement) and want to try something else that might work as expected.
 

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I really like LG's android UI. Far superior to vanilla Android IMO. I'd get this tablet if (a) I were in the market for a new tablet anytime soon, and (b) I had more confidence that LG would adhere to an acceptable OS update schedule. I love my LG Optimus G (well, minus the crappy camera), but the updates for it have been slow. Sure, it's a provider issue as well, but LG isn't know to have the best OS update schedule.
 

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Personally, I think now that Windows 8 Pro tablet running on Bay Trail is selling for $300-$400 range, plus it includes Office for free, the competition on the 8" tablet is really heating up. For me, one of the major use for my Android tablet has been video playing. While video playing on Android is great most of the time, there are times certain video format just could not be played, or has sound sync issue. Video players on Android simply cannot match up the quality of free video player on Windows such as KLite+MPC or VLC Player. And Windows also does not have 4Gb limit on file size when dealing with large video file. Downside for Windows tablet? Most do not offer 3G or LTE, so mobile connectivity is lacking unless using another portable hotspot device.
 

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IMO, I am not an Apple fanboy in the slightest, but you can bash or praise Apple all you want, from a technical standpoint, video playback is something that they actually get right where others don't. The Quicktime format has been around since the dawn of the GUI interface, and it's been perfected over time. And the inclusion of the Quicktime format in iPads and iPod touches is a smart decision. I was watching a movie on my iPad the other day and it was just as good if not better than watching it on anything else.

But what will be interesting to see is what's going to go down in the 8" tablet market. The LG G Pad looks very promising, and so do the new Windows 8.1 8" tablets from Dell and Lenovo. It will get interesting by the end of the year.
 

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And it will get even more interesting next year, just as this year has been more interesting than last year!

Things are going to look "a lot more interesting later" in the mobile/tablet space for another three or so years. Beyond that, even entry-level tablets will start becoming more powerful than what most people need if most specs continue almost doubling every year: at this rate, a low-end tablet might have 8GB RAM, 64GB storage in 2017 and more than enough processing power to handle any mainstream task.
 

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I've been trashing the Surface RT because of the closed Windows 8.1 platform, but the Surface Pro 2 looks absolutely amazing, it's definitely the future of tablet computing as the thing is essentially a laptop replacement with an Intel Core i5M and up to 512GB in storage (plus up to 64GB micro SXHD), which is unheard of in tablet computing. As NAND comes down in price, you can bet we'll be seeing storage wars among tablet manufacturers. That will be amazing when that happens.
 
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