Emil was a reporter for The Next Web between 2012 and 2014. Over the years, he has covered the tech industry for multiple publications, incl Emil was a reporter for The Next Web between 2012 and 2014. Over the years, he has covered the tech industry for multiple publications, including Ars Technica, Neowin, TechSpot, ZDNet, and CNET. Stay in touch via Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.
Google today announced the release of Google Play Editions of the Sony Z Ultra for $649 and the LG G Pad 8.3 for $349. Both are available now in the US from Google Play: Sony Z Ultra Google Play Edition and LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play edition.
Earlier today, LG leaked that the G-Pad tablet would be getting a Google Play Edition variant, but Sony managed to keep its lips tight for its Z Ultra device. For those who don’t know, Google Play Edition simply means that the hardware is identical, while the software is stock Android (resulting in more frequent updates thanks to the lack of custom OEM software).
See also – Sony unveils the Xperia Z Ultra, a waterproof 6.4″ Android smartphone with a 1080p display and LG announces the G Pad, an 8.3-inch, Android Jelly Bean-powered iPad rival; going worldwide Q4 2013
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