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A few weeks ago LG introduced its newest 8.3-inch tablet LG G Pad 8.3. Release date and the price of the gadget was not disclosed at the time of the announcement
LG G Pad 8.3 price and availability
According to the latest information from some internet sources LG G Pad 8.3 may become available as early as in the late October. The price tag of the tablet is expected around $299. If provided information is correct then G Pad 8.3 may become a serious competitor on the Android tablets market.
LG G Pad 8.3 competitors
Google, Amazon and Samsung are currently dominating on the Android tablets market. Google recently released second generation of extremely popular Nexus 7 models. Amazon is also developing next generation of Kindle Fire tablets. Samsung also recently introduced new models of Galaxy Tab tablets. So how LG is going to compete?
According to this information , it is expected that LG plans to release really worth the tablet, which will take its place in the market and , in the meantime , will not be considered by consumers just another device based on Android. According to preliminary data , the unit of the company will be able to get around quite a power tablet Nexus 7 of the second generation. This was made possible thanks to the memory card slot , the large size of the screen, powerful hardware . And the price plays a role, because the cost to $ 299 for the Nexus 7 – this is just the beginning for the growth of market prices.
Why G Pad 8.3 is NOT just another Android tablet?
There are some things that make G Pad unique. First of all it is an excellent quality non-standard 8.3-inch Full HD 1920×1080 pixels display. The screen is bigger than displays of competing 7-inch tablets It provide bright, sharp and clear picture that do not lose colours at large viewing angles. LG G Pad powered by quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.7 GHz processor integrated with Adreno 320 graphics accelerator ans equipped by 2GB of RAM. It is one of the most powerful chipset currently available on the market. So LG G Pad has great chances to outperform Nexus 7 in CPU power and graphics performance. Unlike main competitors LG G Pad equipped by microSD extension slot that allow to add additional 32GB of storage to the built-in 16GB.
The main difference between G Pad 8.3 from many other tablets is a combination of small size and weight with the large screen, high capacity battery and powerful processor. Such handy compact device is ideal for frequent travellers.
LG G Pad 8.3 technical specs
Design of the LG G Pad 8.3 tablet is similar with LG smartphones. The frame of the device is built from alloy aluminium and plastic. It weighs 338 grams and has dimensions of 216,8 x 126,5 x 8,3 mm . In the market it will be available in two colors: classic black and white .
LG G Pad 8.3 has two built-in cameras: 1.3 megapixels 720p front camera and 5 megapixels FullHD 1080p rear camera. The Battery capacity is 4600 mAh. Also, the tablet is equipped by microUSB port and headphone jack . The tablet does not have 3G or 4G wireless modules. However LG provides QPair functionality that allows to connect the tablet with any Android smartphone for sms and web browsing capabilities over cellular networks. Since LG G Pad 8.3 runs on Android 4.2.2 operating system the only requirement for interoperability is that the smartphone must run on Android operating system version 4.2 or higher.
LG G Pad 8.3 Summary
LG G Pad 8.3 could become quite popular and attractive for many consumers. The device is quite unique in terms of compact size, excellent performance and low price.
Next Generation Kindle Fire review
Next generation of Kindle Fire tablets by Amazon is under development and coming soon. The company concentrates on all aspects of the tablets in order to be able to compete with the current leader Google Nexus 7.
Second generation of Nexus 7 has been released a few days ago. The tablet come with impressive hardware improvements, runs of the latest version of Android operating system and has competitive price that is just slightly higher than the price of the very successful previous model.
Newest Kindle Fire tablet: Hardware and price expectations
Next Generation Kindle Fire seems to be ready to compete with the latest Nexus 7. According to the latest information from various internet sources newest Kindle Fire tablets may have better hardware than newest Nexus 7. In addition Amazon may keep the price for new tables the same as of low price of previous models starting from $199.
Here are some technical details about next generation of Kindle Fire tablets.
Next Generation Kindle Fire technical specification
Newest Kindle Fire specs
Next Generation Kindle Fire expected to come with new look and feel. 7-inch model of new Kindle Fire is powered by quad-core 2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and graphic accelerator Adreno 330. Such powerful processor and graphic accelerator coupled with high definition 1920×1200 pixels display could easily handle modern games and HD video. Next generation Kindle Fire runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system with Amazon proprietary interface. Newest Kindle Fire comes with 2 GB of RAM and front camera. The camera was missing in the previous Kindle Fire model. Depending on user requirements new Kindle Fire could come with 16/32 or 64 GB of storage. All models have built-in Wi-Fi. Some of next generation Kindle Fire models may come with 3G and LTE support.
Next Generation Kindle Fire HD specs
Kindle Fire HD new models are very similar to above mentioned next generation Kindle Fire models. They run on the same processor and operating system, have the same amount of RAM and storage. Connectivity capabilities are also the same. The differences are 8.9-inch 2560×1600 pixels display and 8 megapixels rear camera. Such additions allow Kindle Fire to compete with the current Apple iPad tablet that is the leader on tablet pc market.
Next Generation Kindle Fire : Design Change
New Kindle tablets come with the new design. The frame around the display of new Kindle Fire becomes thinner. 7-inch Kindle Fire has a frame of 1.25 cm. 8.9 Kindle Fire HD frame is reduced to 1.9 cm. Both models have significantly reduced weight, although exact figures are not available
Newest Kindle Fire vs newest Nexus 7 vs Apple iPad
Although newest Nexus 7 came with impressive hardware and operating system improvements the next generation of Kindle Fire technical details sounds much better. Kindle Fire has a huge potential to win competition in terms of technical specs and price against the latest Nexus 7. However customer preferences are often depends on other factors such as customer loyalty, product design and how well balanced device is. Apple iPad is currently the leader on the tablets market mostly because of above mentioned reasons. Apple has an army of loyal customers, impressive design of their gadgets and technically very well balanced products. Is Amazon next generation tablet able to compete with iPad? We will see it in a few months.
More detailed description of the newest Nexus 7 could be found in one of our previous posts “New Google Nexus 7 tablet – Best Gadgets 2013”.
Newest Kindle Fire: Cost and Availability
Dispute to the numerous additional technical features and improvements next generation of Kindle Fire may keep the same low price as the previous models, i.e. price tag will start from $199. Such price policy is pretty much typical for Amazon. The company makes money on selling digital content while keeping low price on their tablets. The majority of analysts expect that Amazon introduce next generation of Kindle Fire this autumn most likely at the end of September.
Amazon is developing next generation Kindle Fire 2 tablet in response to recent introduction of Google Nexus 7 tablet.
A few weeks ago Google introduced its first tablet – Google Nexus 7. Google Nexus 7 tablet features modern powerful components and latest Android operating system. In addition the tablet has an attractive price tag of $200. Google Nexus 7 tablet become one of the main competitors of popular low-cost Android-devices Amazon Kindle Fire and Barnes & Noble Nook.
Amazon Kindle Fire was introduced at the end of 2011 and quickly become popular due to the attractive design, convenient user interface and giant collection of digital content by Amazon. Since then Amazon is developing next generation of Kindle Fire tablets.
Some analysts believe that Amazon developing three new 7-inch Kindle Fire models and one model with 8.9-inch display. Such information based on the analysis of supply chain of components required for assembling the next generation of Kindle Fire.
Based on the analysis the following models are expected:
- 7-inch Kindle Fire 2 with the screen resolution of 1024×600 pixels and no camera. Release and manufacturing of this model expected in August;
- 7-inch Kindle Fire 2 with the screen resolution of 1280×800 pixels and built-in camera. Release and manufacturing of this model expected in August;
- 7-inch Kindle Fire 2 with the screen resolution of 1280×800 pixels, built-in camera and 4G support. Release and manufacturing of this model expected in August;
- 8.9-inch Kindle Fire 2 with the screen resolution of 1920×1200 pixels. Release and manufacturing of this model expected at the end of 2012.
According to above mentioned expectations Amazon Kindle Fire will remain the main competitor of Google Nexus 7 on 7-inch tablet market. Another powerful player Apple iPad mini may come later in October 2012.
If provided technical details are accurate then some models of Kindle Fire 2 may attract customers with 4G support and better resolution of 8.9-inch display. Amazon Kindle Fire 2 7-inch models display density expected to be 216 PPI – the same as Google Nexus 7 tablet has. Such resolution is quite competitive with the latest iPad 264 PPI. The current generation of Kindle Fire has a value 170 PPI.
Currently there is no information about what processors will be used in next generation of Kindle Fire. The most analysts say that it could be either Texas Instruments OMAP or 4-core NVIDIA Tegra 3.
Shop Amazon’s New Kindle Fire
According to multiple internet resources Amazon is developing its own Android smartphone. It is expected that the company introduce the new Android smartphone among with the next generation of Amazon Kindle Fire tablet. Most likely the new smartphone will be manufactured by Chinese Foxconn International Holdings. No technical details on device are disclosed yet.
By releasing the new smartphone Amazon may increase revenues from sales of digital content – books, music and videos. Most likely the company will follow the same business model as with Amazon Kindle Fire tablet. Amazon currently is not making money on selling Kindle Fire tablets. Instead, the revenue comes from selling digital content. Kindle Fire tablets just provide convenient user interface for Amazon content.
According to Bloomberg, Amazon is now actively buys patents in wireless communications technologies in order to protect the smartphone from potential legal attacks of competitors.
Recently Amazon announced the completion of the acquisition of UpNext known by developing and providing cartographic services. This fact triggers expectations that the next generation of Amazon Kindle Fire tablet as well as the new Amazon smartphone will be equipped by GPS module and have navigation features.
Total sales of smartphones in the first quarter of 2012 totaled to 390.4 million units. The leading position on sales holds Samsung – the manufacturer of Samsung Galaxy smartphones. The main competitor of Samsung is Apple – the manufacturer of iPhones.
Best selling Android tablets – Amazon Kindle Fire and Samsung Galaxy Tab 2
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 is the first tablet running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich platform and competing on tablets market with popular Amazon Kindle Fire in terms of price, quality and performance.
Amazon Kindle Fire was designed as a simple and highly specialized tablet for the delivery of the digital content from Amazon stores. The price of Amazon Kindle Fire is 199$. It is the cheapest tablet of such class available in the market. Samsung offers Galaxy Tab 2 with built-in cameras and memory expansion slot for 249$. There are no either cameras or memory extension slot available on Kindle. Amazon Kindle Fire main functionality is concentrated on easy and reliable access to books, music, video and other digital content of Amazon stores.
The brand Kindle associates with Amazon and books and therefore triggers expectations of superior quality and easy to use functionality for reading books. Samsung Galaxy Tab does not provide comparable functionality and quality of reading books. Amazon Kindle Fire screen is much better calibrated and provide reach reading experience through multiple color tones, font sizes and types as well as built-in thesaurus capabilities. Many of such features and capabilities are not provided by Samsung Galaxy Tab 2. Others are either generic or require installation of additional software. Therefore reading books on AmazonKindle Fire is more enjoyable and comfortable.
One of the advantage of Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 is expandable memory. 8 GB of internal memory of Kindle Fire is enough only for books but not for movies and music Kindle users can keep their content on Amazon cloud but sometimes local storage is more convenient.
Kindle Fire has access to a large collection of Amazon digital content including downloadable and streaming television programs and movies. Premium account holders have access to thousands of movies and TVs. Samsung Galaxy Tab2 does not have any built-in media player and Android platform currently does not offer one either. However Samsung Galaxy Tab consumers could install flash player and watch videos through the web browser. Samsung does not provide any digital content for Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 customers at the moment. Amazon Cloud Player app for Android is free and provides the access and opportunity to buy the music from Amazon cloud. User interface of the player of Samsung Galaxy 2 tablet is very similar to Kindle player but Amazon’s interface is more clear and easier to use In respect of the music the main advantage of Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 is expandable to 40 GB local memory storing much more music locally than Kindle capable.