LG G Pad 8.3 and Sony Xperia Z Ultra GPE are now available

10 December, 2013

Google Play Edition Sony Xperia Z Ultra and LG G Pad 8.3 quietly went official in the United States - the duo of Android 4.4 KitKat devices is currently available to order in the US Google Play Store. The Xperia Z Ultra is priced at $649, while the G Pad 8.3 costs $349.99.

Save for the stock Android 4.4 KitKat, there is no difference between the Google Play Edition Sony Xperia Z Ultra and the version we have reviewed. Google purists will be treated to a Snapdragon 800 SoC and a 6.4” 1080p Triluminos display, wrapped in a 6.5mm thick IP58 certified body.

The same goes for the GPE LG G Pad 8.3. With a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 SoC, 8.3” IPS display with 1920 x 1200 pixels, expandable memory, and metal-clad body, the Korean slate appears to be well worth its price premium over the Nexus 7.

Speaking of Nexus 7, Google today released a white version of the popular tablet. Like its Nexus 5 relative, the white color is applied only to the back of the slate – its front is still black.

The newly released stock Android devices are all listed in stock, and available to ship in one to two business days in the United States.



Reader comments

  • SMCool
  • 17 Dec 2013
  • ttY

It's an awesome Android Pad. Thanks LG, I am gonna buy it out this Christmas!

  • AnonD-215723
  • 17 Dec 2013
  • qic

This sucks, bought the Z Ultra GPE and it is full of bugs (Security & Uninstall crashes), Sending it back by the end of the week if it is not fixed by then. STOP BUYING IT! UNTIL THEY GET IT RIGHT!!!! or it will ruin you Holidays. I am so loosing...

  • hovo911
  • 11 Dec 2013
  • J9b

But what about the original G Pad ?! Will it be updated to KitKat???

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