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May 15, 2014

LG to Unveil 3 New G Pad Android Tablets at MedPI trade show

lg-645x250Taking a page from Samsung’s playbook, LG Electronics is rolling out tablets in multiple sizes. The Korea-based electronics maker on Monday announced that three new tablets are joining its G Pad series.

The company plans to take the lid off the G Pad 7.0, G Pad 8.0 and G Pad 10.1 at MedPI 2014 trade show in Monaco this week. Along with the G Pad 8.3, LG said it expects the new additions to its tablet portfolio to expand its footprint in a competitive market.

Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company said.

“Customers tell us that they want a wider range of devices that offer sizeable screens without compromising portability. 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.”

Here’s a quick rundown of the specs:
G Pad 7.0 to be held in one hand. It’s the company’s smallest tablet positioned as an on-the-go entertainment hub; the
G Pad 8.0 is a mid-size tablet that promises an “immersive multimedia experience”;
The G Pad 10.1 is also marketed as a device for entertainment-minded consumers.

All three tablets include LG’s proprietary user interface features, including QPair 2.0 and Knock Code. First introduced in the G Pad 8.3, an updated QPair lets users connect to their Android-powered smartphones via Bluetooth to receive notifications of calls and messages and respond directly from their G Pads.

Meanwhile, Knock Code lets users power on and unlock their devices by entering personalized “knock” patterns on the display. Knock Code intends to blend convenience with greater security by allowing users to enter sequences of two to eight taps with more than 80,000 possible combinations. Availability will be announced in the coming weeks.

Source: LG news

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Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini