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LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition OTA of Android 5.0 Lollipop rolling out

The LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition is now getting its OTA update of Android 5.0 Lollipop, making this the first GPE device to officially receive the update.

Published onNovember 30, 2014

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The Google Play Edition of the LG G Pad 8.3 is now receiving the Android 5.0 Lollipop OTA update. Your typical rollout schedule is in place, so it may be a few days before it lands on your G Pad, but you can celebrate that you are the first GPE device to receive the Lollipop update.

It appears the update runs a little over 400MB and requires that you have another one hundred MB of free internal storage beyond that to make the install.

The LG G Pad 8.3 spent a time as the only Google Play Edition tablet in the Google Play Store. Shortly after receiving the Android 4.4.4 KitKat update in June, the tablet was dumped in a mass cleaning along with a few other GPE devices. It is great to see that the device may have lost a major sales pipeline but has not lost support.

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As the name implies, the G Pad 8.3 sports a 8.3-inch display, but that number does not stop there, as the tablet measures 8.3mm thick. At this point, the device is beginning to feel a little dated on the specs sheet. Powered by a Snapdragon 600 processor and 2GB of RAM there is still enough juice to keep the 1080p display lit, and the 4600mAh battery should stand up to all of the new, unexpected, battery drains that have been plaguing many other devices now running Android 5.0 Lollipop.

Users can begin to hit that check for update button hoping for that OTA. If you’ve played around with your ROM, be sure to flash back to the stock Android 4.4.4 KitKat ROM before proceeding. From there, we hear the OTA has been captured, so those inclined should be able to find it and flash for themselves, if the wait is unbearable.

What do you say, are you excited for Android 5.0 Lollipop on your LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition?

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