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LG Announces Three New G Pad Tablets

This evening, shortly before posting a new promo video for the G Watch, LG also announced three new tablets to its G Pad line – the G Pad 7.0, 8.0, and 10.1. All three tablets will be officially unveiled May13-16 at MedPI 2014, a European tech show.

These new tablets are joining the G Pad 8.3 to provide new options for tablets users who want choices in size. No specs have been given, but all include LG’s proprietary UX with features like QPair and Knock Code.

As you can imagine, the 7.0 is a 7-inch tablet that is made for one-handed use. The 8.0 is a mid-sized tablet with an “immersive multimedia experience.” The 10.1 is the big dog, a tablet that provides “endless hours of entertainment and fun.” And that is all we know.

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Three New Tablets Satisfy Consumer Demand for More Choices to Fit Their Lifestyles

SEOUL, May 12, 2014 — LGElectronics (LG) is adding three new tablets to its G Pad series to offer more options for tablet users. The new G Pad devices — G Pad 7.0, G Pad 8.0 and G Pad 10.1 — will be unveiled at the MedPI 2014, one of the biggest IT/Tech trade show in Europe, taking place in Monaco from May 13-16. LG’s extended tablet portfolio, which also includes the well-received G Pad 8.3, will significantly expand LG’s footprint in the tablet market.

“Customers tell us that they want a wider range of devices that offer sizable screens without compromising portability,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “Unlike smartphones, tablets are not one size fits all. So we designed the G Pad Series for a diverse target audience, some who prioritize portability while others want the best multimedia experience possible. G Pad delivers on all counts.”

Highlights of LG’s new G Pad Series tablets are:

  • G Pad 7.0 : Designed to be held in one hand, LG’s smallest tablet is a non-the-go entertainment hub that delivers both portability and power.
  • G Pad 8.0 : With its 8-inch display, LG’s mid-sized tablet offer san immersive multimedia experience and smooth multitasking.
  • G Pad 10.1 : With the largest display and battery, LG’s 10.1-inch tablet provides endless hours of entertainment and fun.

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.

Additional details of LG’s new G Pad tablets including specifications and availability will be announced locally in the weeks ahead.

  • “G Pad 7.0 : Designed to be held in one hand, LG’s smallest tablet is a non-the-go entertainment hub that delivers both portability and power.”

  • trwb

    How come their tablets don’t have QSlide (floating multi-window)?

  • Wall Breaker

    This is Lg’s year to really shine.

    • NEAH

      The G3 leaks look fantastic. I’m really excited for that, the iPhone 6 and the Moto X+1

  • Jprime

    i think these looks amazing

  • BobbyG

    10inch GPE??? Yes Please

  • Tirionfive

    Dat logo Doe.

  • pilot25


  • supremekizzle

    The 7 inch is how the nexus 7 should’ve been. Nice bezel to screen ratio.

  • Matt G

    Well at least they decided to look more like a Nexus than a Samsung this time

  • ROR1997

    Also LG related. LG is giving me an LGasm with the G3

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      That shiny plastic doesn’t look that great tbh. Material on the back of the GFlex should have been an option.

      • ROR1997

        It looks like aluminum. I think that picture with the plastic cover was a wireless charging cover, since I’m 99% sure you can’t use wireless charging with aluminum.

        • Oblivion_of_Mediocrity

          without almost any doubts it’s PLASTIC.
          there are no design elements that could hint at aluminum in those [pretty ugly] pillow nexus-reminding designs.

          G3 is going to be amazing specs in an 100% ugly brushed plastic body named like Mountain Black, Clouds White and probably Luxury Gold.

    • El_Big_CHRIS

      if it’s metal, I’d buy it so fast it’d make htc’s head spin 🙂

      • Jprime

        i prefer the plastic

        • El_Big_CHRIS

          I don’t mind it but I don’t get why make look like metal. Just make it metal. If it’s plastic make look like the soft touch of the moto X, my 2 cents

          • JoshGroff

            I agree, and the soft touch plastic grips better anyway.

          • El_Big_CHRIS

            It does and it looks better than shinny plastic

    • Oblivion_of_Mediocrity

      SAMSUNG Ativ S with Windows Phone had looked aluminum until it was announced and then torn down.
      G3 will have AtivS-like brushed plastic casing.

      Don’t expect something unexpected from these companies.;) They’re followers.

      • Wall Breaker

        the thing is LG unlike samsung seems to constantly be working on improving both their software and hardware, samsung is just stagnate and doesn’t seem to care. I owned every flagship from 2013 and the Lg g2 was better than the Gs4 in every way including software imo.

  • Serotheo

    Don’t know if these are supposed to be mid-rangers or a replacement for the 8.3.. Depending on the specs and reception from Reviewers and Modders I might just pick one up – much later in the year of course.. after seeing see N7, and hopefully, N10 refresh.

    Will probably go for an Atom powered 8″ Win 8 tablet though and a larger Android tablet. (Why both? Something to replace the Surface RT that’ll allow me to code on the go, and I miss Android on tablets).

    • hkklife

      I personally don’t think there Is going to be a N7 OR a N10 refresh. I think the N10 will be EOL’d and the N7 will hang around, probably with a minor price drop. They will release an HTC-built Nexus 8 to occupy the need for a N7 refresh, N10 replacement, AND an in-between size in a single device. Just my personal prediction of course. Then we’ll get a new N6 (basically a reduced size LG G3) this fall and that’ll be it for the Nexus line.

  • Damian

    How did these not get leaked?

    • Larizard

      Only a guess, but I’m guessing one of these will be a Nexus… That’s the only way they were able to wrap this tightly.
      Oh wait.

  • SVem26

    No metal back?? Que diablo? Que!!

  • Ray

    I wonder if these will have wireless charging…seems like the Nexus tablets are the only ones that include wireless charging

  • Boblank84

    Been wanting something a little bigger than the nexus 7. Hoping they do a gpe of the 8″ looks nice.

    • James Briano

      GPE is a must if they want my attention.

  • Dan Lopez

    Damn it. I just bought a G Pad 3 weeks ago!

    • brandon johnson

      Just got mine last week! Although, TBH, Perry happy so far.

      • Dan Lopez

        I’m happy with mine too. It’s just annoying knowing I could have waited a little longer to get something better.

  • mustbepbs

    I’ll never buy another tablet from LG again. G Pad 8.3 had abysmal marketing, terrible sales and was basically discounted on every retailer 2-4 weeks out of the gate. Not only that, but they just barely got around to updating the thing after being totally silent about it for months. I seriously will never ride that train again.

    And I think 10″ tablets are useless without multiwindow and an active stylus, so that basically puts me in Samsung’s camp from here on out.

    • Jeff Miller

      Nothing you said has ANYTHING to do with whether or not a product is good. Seriously who cares how they market the thing. Terrible sales? They have the WIFI, Verizon and GPE version. I wouldn’t think they would keep offering more models if it was junk sales then announce a entire new line.

      But you like magazine ui???

      • mustbepbs

        I don’t have the Magazine UI with the Note 10.1 2014, so I can’t comment on that.

        The G Pad 8.3 had its fair share of problems, starting with the blue line defect and overheating. And they basically shoved the 8.3 WiFi under the rug once they put the GPE out. Most reps that you would talk to didn’t even know the WiFi version existed weeks after it was released, let alone retailers. I’d never trust LG with a tablet ever again.

        • Ray

          who goes to reps for anything? your better off googling your question then going to some rep. If it was that bad you should have returned/replaced it.

          • hkklife

            I don’t see any of the above tablets offering a better-than-G Pad 8.3 experience. If the G Pad is LG’s version of a Note or a Tab Pro, then think of the 3 above models as their mainstream Galaxy Tab competitors (16GB storage, 1280×800 screens, last-gen SoCs etc).

            The G-Pad 8.3 is still a sweet little device and IMO the pefect tablet size. It just needs a refresh with a better screen, updated UI, Qi charging, 32GB storage and a Snapdragon 801.

    • Mike

      I bought a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 for work(their money) after the hype of it being the only competitor with the IPad. I wanted a Android tablet and at the time it was better than IPad from a camera and screen perspective(which were important). Yup, $500 and now it’s a paper weight. Samsung chose to not upgrade it past ICS even though the specs allow for it to run KK. I can’t use it for anything now because it is so slow and buggy. I even stripped it down to just use it to take videos and surf the internet. Complete waste. There is even a FB page and a bunch of petitions to Samsung to upgrade due to all the people who bought this “Flagship” device somewhat early in the tablet game. So………I will never buy another Samsung product again! Have a LG G2 and it is the best phone I have owned period. If their tablets work like the phone you can’t go wrong.

  • Jeff Miller

    The GPAD was a really nice tablet with a few shortcomings. Really if they can pack a better processor and a brighter screen they have a winner and I will be buying!!!

  • me

    All right Sunday nighters!! Hope Portland survives another round, kellen

    • Larizard


  • No tegra no want.

  • Carlos Lopez

    the wallpaper looks nexus-y

    • senor_heisenberg

      Yeah. The one Samsung uses on the GS5 actually is based on one of the old Nexus wallpapers.

      • Carlos Lopez

        yeah but its not a bad thing on either, I love the nexus looking wallpapers

  • Daniel Walsh

    This came out of nowhere.

  • Alex Boro

    It honestly seems like Samsung and LG are releasing the same exact tablets every year haha.

    • master94

      There is only so much you can really do in design and avoid apple patents when you think about it

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      I mean at least LG has a sensible straight forward line up. Samsung just goes batshit crazy with similar tablets

    • droidify

      LG has only had one tablet released in 3 years. If these come to the US it will be the first time they have ever had more than one tablet for sale at any time.

      • hkklife

        Well, they had that disastrous 3D Tegra 2 tablet back in 2011. Then the G Pad 8.3 in 2013. Now these 3.

        • droidify

          Exactly. 2011 then late 2013. Doesn’t even compare to Samsung. I bet the people at Samsung couldn’t name all of their tablets without a cheat sheet.

        • Jonathan Williams

          I recently got the 8.3 off Swappa. I like it.