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LG has also posted a new video showcasing its upcoming Android Wear-based G Watch

For those already familiar with LG’s G Pad Android tablets, you know that the South Korean electronic giant already makes available it G Pad 8.3. While the G Pad 8.3 strikes a nice balance between smaller 7” and larger 10.1” tablets, LG isn’t content with providing a “one size fits all” solution.

 
So today, LG has announced three new models to the family that include 7”, 8”, and 10.1” G Pads. All three of the tablets will feature QPair 2.0 (software which pairs via Bluetooth with your smartphone and provides incoming call/messages notifications on your tablet) and Knock Code (allows users to power and on and unlock their tablets by “knocking” on the display in a pattern of two to eight taps).
 
Pricing, availability, and specifications for the new G Pad 7, G Pad 8, and G Pad 10 haven’t been presented at this time, but LG promised to provide details in the coming weeks.


 
In other LG news, the company has posted a teaser video that showcases its upcoming G Watch that runs Google’s Android Wear mobile operating system. Like the new G Pads, full specifications aren’t available at this time, but the G Watch will features a metal body that is water- and dust-resistant and can last all day on a single charge.

Sources: LG [1], [2]



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RE: G Watch
By Brandon Hill (blog) on 5/12/2014 9:07:58 AM , Rating: 2
Exactly. I barely use my regular "analog" watch, so I can't really see forking over the money for a smartwatch.


RE: G Watch
By quiksilvr on 5/12/2014 9:55:49 AM , Rating: 2
I think it all boils down to price point. Smart watches should not exceed a $100 price point. It's just a small touch screen with a tiny processor and maybe a bluetooth/wifi chip. I don't think manufacturers are exactly breaking the bank designing these things.

Having said that, at $100 it is definitely a good price for what it offers. Now instead of pulling out your phone from your pocket during social outings you can check on messages, reply back, etc. I definitely see the benefits of such a device at work or if you are on the metro/bus and don't feel comfortable taking out your phone. Plus I think having GPS on a watch is a brilliant idea for walking/biking around in a new area.


RE: G Watch
By hughlle on 5/12/2014 10:22:05 AM , Rating: 2
Value or not, a lot of the issue is that they just do not presently offer any features that the majority of people could actually benefit from. In it's present form, it's more a gimmick than anything else.


RE: G Watch
By retrospooty on 5/12/2014 6:48:05 PM , Rating: 2
I wouldnt say "gimmick" as much as just OEM's trying to create a new market that doesnt have alot of "need" like smartphones did... Smartwatches would be good for the runners or the exercise/fitness crowd in general. Working out with a watch instead of a phone bouncing all over would work well... I think they would do better to focus marketing there.


RE: G Watch
By brentadernolnsw on 5/12/2014 4:26:52 PM , Rating: 2
One source worth reviewing for new Tablets is the site -- iProTablet - which features six new models to launch in May, including the iFive mini4 ($199) - which is the first 8-inch Android tablet on the market with a retina-quality, 2048x1536 display and powered by the new RK3288 processor with performance comparable to Snapdragon 800.

Also new this week and available through iProTablet is the Pipo T9 ($277) - with an 8.9" full HD display and features comparable to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" tablet; plus offers a 3G HSPA+ SIM card slot with Internet and voice calling function like a regular Android phone.


RE: G Watch
By Spuke on 5/12/2014 4:36:32 PM , Rating: 2
WTF! Much shillicious today.


RE: G Watch
By retrospooty on 5/12/2014 5:10:34 PM , Rating: 2
"including the iFive mini4 ($199) - which is the first 8-inch Android tablet on the market with a retina-quality, 2048x1536 display"

What? The Nexus line and many other have had higher than "retina quality" displays for a long time now. The Nexus 10 and a bunch of others are at 2560x1600 and the Nexus 7 and a bunch of other in that size range are at 1920x1200 - all of the above are higher density than "retina"

But those prices do look good for thos specs...


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