LG G Pad and Sony Ultra Z Both Get the Google Play Treatment
LG on Tuesday announced the Google Play version of its G Pad 8.3 tablet, which it said will sell for $349 via Google’s online store.
Google also said it will start selling an unlocked Google Play version of the 6.4-inch Sony Z Ultra phablet for $649.
The devices aren’t quite Nexus products like the LG-made Nexus 5 phone or Asus-made Nexus 7 tablet, but they do represent an option to get the pure Google experience and likely a quick upgrade to future updates of the operating system.
“LG’s working relationship with Google has always been strong and our collaboration on the first-ever Google Play Edition tablet is proof of that commitment,” LG mobile unit head Jong-seok Park said in a statement.
Google already sells Google Play versions of the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4.
The Wi-Fi tablet packs the latest KitKat version of Android along with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 chip, 16 gigabytes of storage and front and rear cameras along with an 8.3-inch display.