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LG Optimus Pad

LG Optimus Pad
The LG Optimus Pad V900
Manufacturer LG Electronics
Product family LG Optimus
Type Tablet media player
Release date March 2011 (US)
April 2011 (KR)
Operating system Android 3.0 (Honeycomb)
Power 6400 mAh
CPU 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 AP20H dual-core processor
Storage Flash memory: 32 GB
Display 8.9 in (23 cm) 1280×768 pixel at 168 ppi
Input Multi-touch capacitive touchscreen display
3-axis gyroscope
3-axis accelerometer
Digital compass
Ambient light sensor
Camera 5.0 megapixel rear-facing 3D camera with LED Flash and 1080p video capture
2.0 megapixel front-facing camera
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
Dimensions 243 mm (9.6 in) (h)
149.4 mm (5.88 in) (w)
12.8 mm (0.50 in) (d)
Weight 630 g (22 oz) [1]
Successor LG Optimus Pad LTE

The LG Optimus Pad is a tablet computer developed by LG Electronics for its own line-up and for specific mobile carriers in selected countries. Mobile carries include NTT DoCoMo and T-Mobile which unlike its domestic rival, Samsung offering the same tablet model for specific carriers, LG does not alter the specs of those they release to these carriers and the only alteration is on the addition of the mobile carriers logo on it.[2] The LG Optimus Pad was first released in South Korea on April 2011 and then on the US in March 2011 which is also known as the T-Mobile G-Slate.[3] It is LG's first device running Android 3.0 ("Honeycomb") and appeared at the Mobile World Congress in February 2011.[3]

Features

The LG Optimus Pad has a 2MP front-facing camera and a 5MP rear-facing camera. It features an 8.9-inch touchscreen that includes Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1 and is powered by a 6400 mAh Li-Ion which runs on a 1 GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 processor and Android 3.0 Honeycomb with Optimus UI.

Critics

The tablet has been criticised for the lack of updates provided by LG and for locking the bootloader with the first update it got without notifying users.[4][5] Neither LG or T-Mobile were helpful with any of the issues usually playing dead.

While its competitors like Motorola Xoom were usually updated at least to Android 4.0 ICS and mostly even to 4.1 Jelly Bean, LG only gave its G-Slate 2 minor updates and wasn't even able to release an important version 3.2 Honeycomb which should be theoretically simple for LG to make and would improve compatibility with apps, stability and extend functionality.

Because of this and closed drivers the Android community was not able to make a fully functional ICS or Jelly Bean ROM - most importantly camera can't be used with those builds.[6]

Latest official ROM was released in March 2012[7] and unofficial ROM was officially abandoned in January 2013.

See also

References

  1. ^ "LG Optimus Pad - Product Information". LG News Room. Retrieved 2011-02-11. 
  2. ^ Trask, Alexandra (2 February 2011). "T-Mobile and LG Mobile Phones Unveil the T-Mobile G-Slate With Google, Delivering a Premium Mobile HD Entertainment Experience on a Tablet". T-Mobile USA. Retrieved 2011-02-04. 
  3. ^ a b Kremp, Matthias (2 February 2011). "Google attackiert das iPad mit Honigwaben".  
  4. ^ "i cant get the new updates for my lg gslate.... what can i do now.". viraz350. 31 Jul 2013. Retrieved 2014-08-29. 
  5. ^ "T-Mobile G-Slate 3.1 Update Brings Locked Bootloader". Chris Chavez. 17 August 2011. Retrieved 2014-08-29. 
  6. ^ "[ROM] CyanogenMod 10 Alpha -- T-Mobile G-Slate v909". dasunsrule32. 14 August 2012. Retrieved 2014-08-29. 
  7. ^ "[Download] T-Mobile’s LG G-Slate Gets v10p Software Update". Apsar. 14 March 2012. Retrieved 2014-08-29. 
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