+ Monday February 18th, 2019 Ausdroid » News and Editorial » 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  

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

4 Comment threads
1 Thread replies
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
5 Comment authors
Peter MasseyWhiplash Concerto in H minorjdt1986David Jackadeanomalino Recent comment authors
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Whiplash Concerto in H minor
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
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 😀


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…

Dave Jacka
Ausdroid Reader

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!

Ausdroid Reader

The plot thickens…

Check Also

Here’s some high res renders of Samsung’s Galaxy Watch Active, and wireless earbuds Galaxy Buds

With Samsung’s Unpacked around the corner, you might mistake Ausdroid for Samdroid or Aussung, with …