The rumours of a Nexus 8 tablet are quickly being squelched by Google with the image that sparked the first round of rumours about Google launching an 8″ tablet being updated overnight to look like the Nexus 7.
The image originally showed up with the launch of Android 4.4 and the shortened bezels on the device and slightly odd aspect ratio did cause a bit of a division between people wanting to believe and people pointing out issues with the device pictured such as some issues with the aspect ratio of the tablet, the fact that the tablet did not even include a front facing camera, but as you can see, the new image clearly does. There did seem to be some positive feedback from Android fans around the internet regarding the possibility of Google releasing a tablet with an 8″ form factor with many seeing it as a positive.
The new image leads to the conclusion that the first image was a simple mistake by Google using a poorly photo-shopped image of a tablet, but it could be market research with Google feeling out the reception for the form factor, if they do indeed listen then we could see something in that size in the future.
Do you think an 8″ Nexus device would be a good idea? Is a Nexus 7 slightly too small?