Is an LG-made Google Nexus 8 on its way?
The seven-inch Nexus has received its 2013 refresh, and so did the Nexus phone, making the Nexus 10 the only Nexus product to be refreshed. Though it was launched last year, together with the Nexus 7 — which already got its successor — we didn’t see a refresh this year; some even argue that, due to the generous spec-sheet, it doesn’t even need a follow-up, at least not at the moment.
This leaves us with the question: what other Nexus tablet is Google preparing? The image below, possibly snapped off of a user agent profile, or a similar description, has been posted by @evleaks, with a comment clearly making this an LG-made Nexus tablet.
That’s the only information we’ve got so far about this product, in addition to this certain LG V510 getting its Bluetooth certification.
So, let’s speculate: first of all, the LG V500 is the LG G Pad 8.3 we’ve seen at this year’s IFA 2013. A V510 could very well mean a variation of some sort (or, yes, it could mean nothing at all). If this is the case, Google might be looking to bump the screen size of the Nexus 7 tablet. The image below implies the buyer for this V510 is indeed Google, and, if you remember that certain Nexus image which got replaced, it showed off a larger-than-seven-inch tablet.
That’s all we’ve got for the moment: on one hand, it would make sense for Google to release an eight-inch-ish Nexus (tentatively called Google Nexus 8) tablet; it could also have a physical size very close to the Nexus 7, given the bezels present on this year’s model; it would also be a more direct competitor to Apple’s iPad mini, and would follow the trend of displays getting larger and larger. On the other hand, there’s really nothing wrong with the Nexus 7, at least not size-wise, so we’re not sure what to make out of this.
Let us know of your thoughts! Speculate on!
Source: @evleaks (Twitter)