LG G Pad Triple: Different CPU; Same GF2 Display as Next iPad; New Teaser Video

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    We have an LG G Pad Triple-header for you guys today. First, the upcoming flagship tablet from LG now has a new teaser video which you can see above. The video is the first official proof from LG about the new 8.3-inch tablet. The video doesn't show off too many specs, but we have a couple of more sources of intel regarding the device which might flesh that out a bit. It looks like the LG G Pad will not have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 after-all. Instead it will likely sport the more modest Snapdragon 600. While this is a bit of a downgrade, the other rumor we have to share is that they are focusing quite a bit more on making the display more impressive.

    Supposedly LG will be endowing the G Pad with a special film-based touch panel technology dubbed GF2. Here's a quote with a description of the technology,

    According to this same report, this new GF2 technology will also be in the next generation iPad, and was used in the iPad mini. The display on the LG G Pad will support a resolution of 1920 x 1200. The tablet will also be coming with WiFi and LTE variants available. How well do you think LG will be able to do in the fairly crowded tablet market?

    Source: AndroidAuthority
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    Will the tablet's text to voice feature come with a British accent too??? SOLD. :biggrin:
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    Believe it or not, Android ALREADY does:

    Settings -> Voice Input and Output -> Text-to-Speech Settings -> Language -> English (United Kingdom)

    Sounds loooooooooovely. ;)

    That video had me thinking -- how can we like...become a British colony again???

    -Matt
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    IMO, buy a new Nexus 7. Faster hardware inside, better size for putting it in your pocket and its a Nexus. I doubt LG will be able to beat the price point too. (well, maybe....it is using the snapdragon 600 which is probably for the price)
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    Had an N7 for 2+ weeks now and it is hands-down the nicest tablet I've ever used. Just an absolute joy to own, and I have almost no interest in rooting it. Uh, well, I should admit I gave it to my wife, but I could still tweak it if I wanted to!

    The funny thing is I have a very positive relationship (no pun intended) with my OG 10" Asus Transformer, but after playing with the N7 I can't help but feel that the Asus *is* bigger, heavier, clunkier. On the other hand, I really love the detachable keyboard (plus integrated battery and ports) and find that it's a great machine to take on the road. And while I'm babbling about it, I should also probably note that there's a nearly-perfect JB 4.3 ROM that's getting frequent updates ([ROM][JB 4.3] [ KatKiss-4.3 #019 ] [Stable] - xda-developers). What the developer is doing for that tablet totally defies logic and common sense.

    -Matt
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    I bought the OG Transformer too and didn't like it. I ended up selling it to my Dad. Well, I gave it to him and he insisted on paying me for it. Thats how he is. Anywho, The keyboard was nice for a couple things, but only because of its size. I prefer the 7" size personally. If I want something bigger than my N7 (I have both generations and the 2013 model is so much better in every way), I'll use my computer.
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