Sony’s Xperia Z Ultra and LG G Pad are now available in a Google Play edition, and the white Nexus 7 is also making its way onto the U.S. Play Store.
Just hours after LG confirmed that the mysterious LG-V510 tablet was in fact a Google Play edition of the G Pad, Google has announced that the tablet is for sale in the U.S. Along with the LG G Pad, Google is also debuting Sony’s Xperia Z Ultra, and a white edition of the Nexus 7 2013 tablet. A major advantage when it comes to these editions is the fact that they come with Android 4.4 KitKat.
The LG G Pad Google Play edition comes with the same hardware as the manufacturer offering, which includes an 8.3-inch full-HD display, Snapdragon 600 SoC with a quad-core 1.7 GHz CPU, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB ROM, 5 MP camera at the back along with a 1.3 MP shooter at the front, dual-band Wi-Fi connectivity along with Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and a 4,600 mAh battery. LG’s version of the tablet still comes with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, which makes this edition all the more alluring.
The Sony Xperia Z Ultra Google Play edition also has the same hardware as the original manufacturer offering, which is a 6.44-inch full-HD screen, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 mobile SoC that has a 2.2 GHz quad-core Krait 400 CPU, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB ROM, 8MP camera at the back with an Exmor RS sensor along with a 2 8MP camera at the front, 3,000 mAh battery Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC. The device will be an unlocked model that will work on most GSM networks.
In terms of cost, the LG G Pad Google Play edition is available for $350 while the Sony Xperia Z Ultra Google Play edition is being offered for $650.
There is also a white edition of the Nexus 7 2013 tablet that is being offered for $270 for the 32 GB Wi-Fi only version.