LG announces rolling out G Pad 10.1 globally

The company announced the European availability for the tablet in June. It has now gone global.

By Prasid Banerjee Published Date
07 - Jul - 2014
| Last Updated
07 - Jul - 2014
LG announces rolling out G Pad 10.1 globally

LG has announced global launch of its LG G Pad 10.1. The device, announced last month, runs on the Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system, along with features similar to the company’s flagship smartphone LG G3.

The South Korean manufacturer had announced the European availability for its G Pad 7.0 in June and said that the G Pad 10.1 and G Pad 8.0 would also be made available in the coming weeks. The G Pad 10.1 boasts an 8,000 mAh battery and has the KnockCode security feature found in LG’s flagship smartphones. This allows users to set a specific knock pattern to unlock their device.

In addition, the G Pad 10.1 also has the Smart Keyboard feature, which reduces the keyboard errors by learning the users typing habits. The Dual Window mode in the LG G3 is also present on the tablet.

The device has a 1.2 GHz quad core processor along with 1 GB of RAM and a 1,280x800 pixel HD display. It will be available in red, orange, white, black and blue colours.

Check out LG's official release below:


On-the-Go and Connected Media Companion Device with Best of G3 UX Features

SEOUL, July 7, 2014 — LG Electronics (LG) announced today the global launch of the LG G Pad 10.1, its largest tablet in the G Pad series (http://goo.gl/Rr9abb). The LG G Pad 10.1 is perfect for on-the-go media consumption as it boasts an expansive, widescreen display powered by an 8,000mAh battery that gives users an immersive multimedia experience and endless hours of entertainment.
The LG G Pad series offers just the right balance of performance, personality and price to fill the gap between entry level and premium tablets. In an effort to give consumers the best experience across its entire portfolio of devices, the new LG G Pad series will come preloaded with the best of the G series’ premium user experience(UX), including a host of features carried over from the LG G3, such as Touch & Shoot, Gesture Shot, Smart Keyboard and Dual Window.
Highlights of the LG G3’s advanced UX features included in the G Pad 10.1 are:
 Touch & Shoot: Tapping anywhere on the display will focus and activate the shutter in a single step, saving time and that once-in-a-lifetime shot.
 Gesture Shot for Selfies: Simply clenching the free hand into a fist within the shot frame will automatically begin a three-second countdown before snapping the picture for a blur-free photo.
 Smart Keyboard: Reduces input errors by up to 75 percent by tracking and analyzing typing habits and intuitively “knowing” what word the user intended to type.
 Dual Window: Splits the tablet screen and runs two applications at the same time, dragging and dropping content from one window to the other for effortless multitasking.
LG G Pad devices include unique features to deliver easy connectivity and security. LG makes connectivity more convenient with QPair 2.0, which provides seamless convergence between Android-powered tablets and smartphones via a simple Bluetooth connection. With QPair 2.0, users can receive notifications of calls and messages on a smartphone and reply or answer the call directly from the G Pad.
Knock Code™, the popular and acclaimed security feature that combines powering on and unlocking into one quick step, allows up to four users to register their knock patterns so family members can share the same tablet while still being able to keep their data and photos private.
“Consumers use tablets differently from smartphones and we wanted to highlight the important role of entertainment in the new LG G Pad 10.1,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “Tablets are increasingly being used as companion devices, which is why we made connecting the LG G Pad 10.1 to other devices so easy and convenient and why LG G Pad 10.1 offers the best core technologies of our G series smartphones.”
The LG G Pad 10.1 will make its debut in the United States followed by other markets in Europe, Asia and Latin America later in the month. Prices and retail availability will be announced locally in each market.
G Pad 10.1 Key Specifications:
•  Chipset: 1.2GHz Quad-CoreQualcomm® Snapdragon™
•  Display: 10.1-inch IPS (1280 x 800, WXGA)
•  Memory: 16GM eMMC / 1GB RAM / microSD slot
•  Camera: Rear 5MP / Front 1.3MP
•  Battery: 8000mAh
•  Operating System: Android 4.4.2 KitKat
•  Size: 260.9 x 165.9 x 8.9mm
•  Weight: 523g
•  Connectivity: Wi-Fi
•  Color: Black/Red
•  Other: QPair 2.0, Smart Keyboard, Knock CodeTM

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