LG is giving Samsung and Asus a run for its money with a stable of new Android tablets to cater for different markets. Not that we're complaining about getting more choices. LG is giving us three new sizes: 7-inch, 8-inch and 10-inch G Pad tablets.
Considering the Android market is already pretty full with tablets from various makers, we wonder why LG is getting in on the game. What we're likely getting: tablets that'll be on par with the earlier G Pad 8.3 with prices adjusted to their size.
More choices or more fragmentation?
Besides different sizes, what else has the G Pad range got to offer? LG is touting its proprietary UX features like QPair 2.0 and Knock Code. QPair, seen on the earlier G Pad 8.3, is a fancy name for a way to pair the tablets to Android-powered phones through Bluetooth to get call and message notifications, with the added ability to respond from the G Pad itself.
The Knock Code lets you knock on the display as opposed to the standard power on and unlock. Knock Code allows you to configure a personalised sequence of two to eight taps to turn on or unlock your tablet. Which is pretty cool, though it means that it's pretty easy for people to know your combo if they're watching you unlock your device.
Apart from that, the LG G Pad devices probably need more to differentiate them from the rest of the pack. LG's Optimus UI is rather dated and could use a refresh, one we'd like to see when the tablets are rolled out.
Unfortunately LG has not revealed pricing nor full specs (besides the sizes) of the new G Pads. Expect them to come out in due time, and we'll be sure to keep you informed.