One of the earliest updates to Android 5.0 was received by the Google Play version of the LG G Pad 8.3 last year. Then this Spring we saw the OG device getting Android 5.0 and then 5.1. Today the Lollipop update finally comes to the LG G Pad 8.3 V500 version from China.

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I’ll remind you that the Verizon version of the slate, the LTE one got Android 5.0 back in May. The slate dates from back in 2013 and it was a very solid buy, name by many people including yours truly one of the best tablets of 2013, if not the best. Back then the 1920 x 1200 pixel display was very crisp, but not very bright, while the battery was modest, but did its job well.

This remains even now a solid gaming device, because 2 GB of RAM plus the Snapdragon 600 CPU can run any game in the Play Store. The 5 MP back camera isn’t half bad and the device is quite compact, at 8.3 mm. Anyone from China willing to confirm the update?