By Stephen Schenck | November 4, 2013 1:15 PM
Last week sure did bring us the Nexus 5 (still time left to enter our contest) and the arrival of Android 4.4, and while both of those announcements mirrored last year’s Nexus 4 launch, there’s one component we didn’t get this time around: the release of a new Nexus 10 model. As we wait to learn that model’s ultimate fate, there’s another tablet that’s getting a lot of attention today, but is it really everything it seems to be.
The image above comes from Google’s Android site – specifically, the Apps & Entertainment section. While it seems to be about the right size to be a Nexus 7, what we see here has a seriously slimmed-down bezel, especially when compared to the massive top and bottom bezels on this year’s Nexus 7.
We could start diving headfirst into speculation that this could be some new refresh, or even a prototype design that never saw the light of day, but the truth might be a lot simpler: maybe Google’s art department just mocked up a tablet that hit the basic notes of a pure Nexus device, and made the display as large as possible so as to best emphasize the content visible on-screen.
So, while we’re not holding our breath to see Google release anything like this, we have to admit that we’re a little smitten; would any of you current Nexus 7 owners be lining up to ditch your existing tablet for one like this, should we ever see such a thing arrive?