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[OTA Captured] Verizon LG G Pad 8.3 Finally Gets Official KitKat Update

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It’s been almost nine months since the LG G Pad 8.3‘s official release. At about the same time, Google released Android 4.4 KitKat and the LG-manufactured Nexus 5. While the majority of current generation devices have since been updated to Android 4.3 or 4.4, the LG G Pad 8.3 (Verizon variant) has been stuck on 4.2. Luckily, things have just changed for the better. Users of this mid-sized tablet should feel happy, as the Verizon variant of the device has been updated from Android 4.2.2 directly to Android 4.4.2 via OTA update.

The update codenamed VK81022B comes in at rather hefty 404 MB, and it brings lots of new features and bug fixes. The G Pad 8.3’s screen can now be unlocked with the . . . READ ON »

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How to Flash the Leaked 4.4.2 Build onto Your LG G Pad 8.3

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The Google Play edition of the  has had official Android 4.4.2 KitKat for quite some time. Despite this, its vanilla variant still is stuck on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. And although ports of the GPe ROM exist for the standard device, many actually enjoy LG’s customizations on the mid-sized tablet.

Luckily, XDA Forum Members Aeras76 and aicjofs were quick to share and examine an as yet unreleased update for the vanilla G Pad. The build comes in the form of an LG-specific TOT file. It displays build number v50018a and bumps up your Android version to 4.4.2. While the firmware is technically a leak, its build.prop shows release-keys, indicating that this update will possibly be d. . . READ ON »

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Learn How to Compile Kernel From Source for the LG G Pad 8.3 GPe

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The LG G Pad 8.3 GPe is probably the only 8-inch tablet that ships with the pure Android experience, making it a standout choice for a growing trend of tablets armed with a screen of around 8 inches. Of course, by getting a GPe device, in this case the G Pad 8.3, one hopes to have greater lease of freedom regarding open development. And with this in mind, XDA Forum Member sleekmason has written a tutorial on kernels for the G Pad 8.3 GPe.

Basically covering from head to toe everything kernel related for your GPe G Pad 8.3, the tutorial has a main focus on teaching you how to download the kernel source of the tablet, compiling a new custom kernel with the source, and installing it onto your tablet. Users of the Linux operating . . . READ ON »

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LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition Updated to Android 4.4.2 KOT49H, OTA Captured!

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A few days ago, we saw the Android 4.4.2 OTA start rolling out for the original two Google Play edition devices: the HTC One GPe and the Samsung Galaxy S 4 GPe. Now, the time has come for the LG G Pad 8.3 GPe as well.

The LG G Pad 8.3 was recently added to the Google Play edition stable just under one week ago. Featuring the same hardware as the highly regarded G Pad 8.3, the GPe device breaks free from its OEM-skinned chains and delivers a pure Google experience. And now with today’s update, it runs Android 4.4.2, which brought a grand total of four code commits.

The 52 MB incremental OTA update is currently rolling out in the form of a staged update. However, those wishing to get their hands on the OTA love a bit early can . . . READ ON »

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LG G Pad 8.3 and Sony Z Ultra Google Play Edition Devices Now Available

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Two new devices have entered the Google Play edition family. They are the LG G Pad 8.3 and the Sony Xperia Z Ultra. Curiously, though perhaps indicative of Sony’s commitment to provide a true Google experience, they’ve dropped the Xperia moniker in the Z Ultra.

Both devices have landed in the Google Play Store, packing the same hardware that we’ve seen in their retail variants, but devoid of their typical OEM skins that normally obfuscate the Android experience. They both pack Android 4.4 KitKat, although it is unclear if they will have the newly released 4.4.1 or 4.4.2 goods.

The G Pad 8.3 GPe comes in at a relatively wallet-friendly price of $350 USD. For this money, you get a device pack. . . READ ON »

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