Dec 10 AT 12:19 PM Alex Wagner 6 Comments

LG-V510 likely to be Google Play edition LG G Pad 8.3


Remember the mysterious LG-V510 that leaked out recently? It looks like that mystery may finally be solved, because some files on LG’s own OpenSource Code Distribution website appear to have revealed the V510′s true identity.


Redditor “numerlo” today posted a link to an entry on the LG OpenSource Code Distribution site for the LG-V510. Included with the entry are source code files that, which downloaded and unzipped, contain documents labeled “LG-V510(G-Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition)_Android_KK_V510_10d_Kernel.tar” and “LG-V510(G-Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition)_Android_KK_V510_10d.Android.tar.” That suggests that the LG-V510 is a Google Play edition of the LG G Pad 8.3 tablet that launched earlier this year with an 8.3-inch 1920 x 1080 display, 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor and 4600 mAh battery.

Earlier this year, Google began selling the Google Play edition HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S 4 in the Play Store, giving consumers the opportunity to buy HTC and Samsung’s flagship hardware with vanilla Android in tow. Now it looks like the LG G Pad 8.3 will get the same treatment. While not quite a Nexus device, a Google Play edition G Pad 8.3 would presumably still run stock Android, giving tablet shoppers an option that slots between the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10. Now we just need an official announcement from LG or Google about how much this in-betweener slate will cost.

Via: Droid-Life, Reddit
Source: LG OpenSource Code Distribution
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  • redraider133

    This will be a good option for those who want a little larger tablet than the nexus 7, but don’t want a larger 10″ tab. Plus it has some pretty solid specs and will get quick updates.

    • Arthur

      I would agree but the difference between the N7 and the G Pad are so small, unless it offers some noticeable differences for not much extra, what would entice someone cross-shopping these two devices to go for the G Pad?

      • redraider133

        Well maybe the specs? The G pad has a little better specs. But I agree, they are so close together I couldn’t see people choosing this over the nexus 7 unless price was not a deciding factor. Maybe build quality? I’m not exactly sure to be honest.

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  • bdub

    I’d really like to see how this works out. Wife has a 2013 N7, I have a TF300T but would like to go smaller, just not quite as small as the N7.

  • donger