Monday , October 23 2017

Rumour: Could a tablet from LG that just got Bluetooth certified be the Nexus 8?


The tablet in the picture above, which was found on the Android Kit Kat website on Sunday, caused a bit of a stir with many people divided between decrying the picture as a photo-shopped mismatch and something that they would be happy to look into purchasing, but if Google is indeed working on an 8″ Nexus tablet to compliment their Nexus stable of devices then the LG V510 which just passed through the Bluetooth SIG is a definite possibility.

The device which passed through the Bluetooth SIG is an LG device with the model # LG-V510, very similar to the LG-V500 of the LG G-Pad which was launched in other markets around the world last month. Google has made a habit of launching devices with very similar model Numbers to the devices they are cribbing from : LG Nexus 4(LGE960)/LG Optimus G(LGE970), LG G2(LGD802)/LG Nexus 5(LGD820/821) etc.

The LG G-Pad which has yet to be announced for Australia features an 8.3″ full HD 1920×1200 IPS display, powered by a Snapdragon 600 processor and 2GB of RAM, it’s got a 4,600 mAh Li-Polymer battery as well as a 5MP camera, and a microSD slot and from initial indications seems to be quite the decent device. So, if this is indeed destined to be launched as a Nexus 8, then it seems like quite a good start.

Could this 8¨ Tablet be launching instead of the replacement for the Nexus 10 which failed to launch at the same time as the Nexus 5 or is this just a new version of the LG G-Pad?

 
Source: Blog of Mobile, and Bluetooth SIG.
Via: Droid-Life.

Daniel Tyson   Editor

Dan is a die-hard Android fan. Some might even call him a lunatic. He's been an Android user since Android was a thing, and if there's a phone that's run Android, chances are he owns it (his Nexus collection is second-to-none) or has used it.

Dan's dedication to Ausdroid is without question, and he has represented us at some of the biggest international events in our industry including Google I/O, Mobile World Congress, CES and IFA.

Join the Ausdroid Conversation

5 Comments on "Rumour: Could a tablet from LG that just got Bluetooth certified be the Nexus 8?"

avatar
Sort by:   newest | oldest | most voted
Whiplash Concerto in H minor
Valued Guest
Whiplash Concerto in H minor

The photo has been confirmed by two people on reddit to be a semi-lazy shop on Google’s part. One user was on the set when they took the photo, another did a detailed comparison of the tablet against a Nexus 7 (2013). It’s the current gen N7 with a screen image superimposed.

Peter Massey
Valued Guest
Peter Massey

Well I personally wish the bezel on the N7 really was that size! If they have to hack it for marketing then users must want it!

That’s my logic anyway 😀

jdt1986
Valued Guest
jdt1986

I’m sorry, but what would be the point in having two Nexus tablets which are only 1″ different in size? 7″ and 10″ are perfect. 8″ and 10″ might be perfect too. But 7″ and 8″? Pointless…

David Jacka
Valued Guest
David Jacka

As much as I’d like an SD card slot I don’t see Google putting one in there flagship devices. Like apple they seem to have something against them all of a sudden. However if this is for real I’ll take one for sure!

Member
deanomalino

The plot thickens…

wpDiscuz

Check Also

We gave Sphero Mini to an 8yo to review

Introduction from Scott I’d like to introduce my son, Adam. You may have seen him …