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LG “V510″ Passes Through Bluetooth Cert, Could be Rumored Nexus 8 Tablet

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Spotted by Japan’s Blog of Mobile, an LG-made device with model number V510 passed through the Bluetooth certification process recently. If you will recall, the LG G Pad 8.3, which is model V500, was announced back in mid-October, and is now on sale at Best Buy for $349.99. What has us excited is that Google is apparently “teasing” an unmarked Android tablet through Kit Kat promotional materials, but we know the device pictured is not a Nexus 7 or Nexus 10. Could the V510 be a Nexus 8? 

Given that most Nexus devices are based loosely on pre-existing hardware, without knowing any details yet, it could be safe to assume that a Nexus 8 device would be inspired by the G Pad 8.3. That tablet features an 8.3″ full HD IPS display (1920×1200, 273ppi), Snapdragon 600 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 4,600 mAh Li-Polymer battery, a 5MP camera, and a microSD slot. It’s a beefy little tablet, so seeing a Nexus version wouldn’t bring us to tears whatsoever.

Nexus 8

Given the nature of Google and Nexus devices, nothing is yet confirmed and it looks like we are back to the waiting game in terms of an announcement. In addition, we are still waiting on word of a new Nexus 10, but who knows, maybe Google will launch both side by side? Wouldn’t surprise us one bit.

Thoughts?

Via: Blog of Mobile | arstechnica

  • melvin

    please, let this be true. :)

  • chjapa

    Good idea, dump Asus. Pain in the Azzzzzzzz!!!!!

  • Just_Some_Nobody

    LG is on fire.

  • John

    OMG! I pray this is true, I’d buy it in a heartbeat if they include microsd slot or not.

  • Felix Adiutama

    seems like they already changed nexus 8 image to nexus 7 2013

    http://www.android.com/apps-and-entertainment/

  • zmr333

    Generic render of generic tablet

  • Balansi Kherwyn

    Did I read “Micro SD slot” for a nexus..???

  • teleclimber

    I doubt there would be both a Nexus 7 and a Nexus 8.

    But a “Google Experience” version of LG’s 8″ tablet would be welcome!

  • coolsilver

    LG Nexus Tablet…. pass. I rather keep with ASUS

  • N8shon

    Could even be a Google Play Edition of the G Pad

    • sagisarius

      That would be interesting. Google Play Edition of tablets would be pretty awesome.

      • N8shon

        I was right!!!!!!!

  • droidrazredge

    How much difference is the S600 on the G Pad 8.3 different from the S4Pro I know the Benchmark scores, but isn’t the S4Pro just a slightly under-clocked S600 ? As far as an inch more warranting me to buy I guess I’ll need to go see a G pad next to a Nexus 7, but just sitting here I’m not sure if I can justify going out and buying another tablet for 1 inch more especially if it’ll be priced higher than the Nexus 7 which I got with a good deal from Staples.

    • Jeff Miller

      Not sure next to the S4 but the s600 can be a bit laggy at times on the Gpad, Not sure if its LG’s skin or the processor bogging down. Im leaning towards the skin since the 800 can lag a little on the G2.

  • Michał Kumor

    Chill people, it’s faked pic from this site: http://www.android.com/apps-and-entertainment/. cheers.

    • Saif

      That’s Android’s official site.

      • Saif

        Could be a bad Photoshop job.

    • sagisarius

      Like it’s a marketing picture? Or do you mean Google is getting into making bad fake photoshop leak pictures… because that would be hilarious.

      • Michał Kumor

        No, what i mean is: the pic above is photoshopped picture based on a N7 picture from the android.com site :).

    • JMonkeYJ

      Ha! Good catch. The pic in this article is clearly altered from the one on the official site.

  • Jeff Miller

    People complaining that another tablet may come out so soon after the N7. You do realize that the 7 came out in July right. This will be released Xmas time assuming its real. Half a year later..and different size. So technically not even the same device….

  • http://www.youtube.com/kimirPORTALS kimir

    The Nexus 5 is so last week… Nexus 6 is just around the corner. Nexus 6 confirmed.

  • crazyg0od33

    I’ve gotta be honest. If this happens so soon after the N72013 launch in which I bought an LTE version, I’m going to be REALLY mad

    • sski66

      I hear ya, mine is coming tmrw, now I got to decide if I’m gonna send it back. On top of that I got $65 off because I’m a member of that 5% program BB has.

  • http://randomphantasmagoria.com/ Shawn

    I don’t believe there is such a thing as a Nexus 8. I think that image from Google is merely a bad photoshop job which resulted in a bigger-than-normal screenshot slapped on top of a Nexus 7.

  • Inquizitor

    I would feel really cheated after just getting a 2013 N7…

  • Mike Hilal

    If they squeeze the extra screen size in w/o making the tablet any bigger, this might be perfect

  • Detonation

    Would definitely switch from my Nexus 7 to one of these. One inch doesn’t sound like much but that 8-9″ screen size is perfect. 7″ is too close to smartphones screens, and 10-11″ is too big for comfortable/casual use.

  • mustbepbs

    This also looks nothing like the G Pad. Bezels are too small, it’s too square. It’s too small too, given that lady has smaller hands. If I try to do the same exact hold on my G Pad with my large hands, I struggle.

    Can’t be the G Pad Nexus.

  • dmagicp

    I’m sorry but what can you do with 8 inches that you can’t do with 7? Okay insert favorite punchline here:__________

  • bull3946

    The simplest answer is the most likely. Google photoshopped a 16:9 Kit Kat screenshot on a 16:10 Nexus 7 and lost part of the bezel as a result.

  • danofiveo

    Nexus with microSD?

    • Travis

      No, he was just saying the G Pad has a microSD slot.

      • danofiveo

        Gotcha. Thanks

  • Bobby Webber

    GPE table?¿? Would be sweet if it happens!

  • HotRodJohnson

    And the Hyperbeast marketing award goes to….

  • grumpyfuzz

    Could just be a G Pad LTE?

  • Albert

    I honestly wish Google would focus on a select few devices. I think this is an issue with android. There are just too many devices. This would make the 4th current nexus (5, 7, 8, and 10). I think they should stick to what they have now, the phone and 2 tablets. Just focus on making a few, really good devices instead of many, mediocre ones. Up until recently the N7 2013 was very buggy. But yeah, just my two cents on this. The difference between a 7 and an 8 inch screen isn’t that drastic.

    • Brooklyn Buddah

      Agree with you. Just polish their current product and build on the chromebook I would love for a 14 inch chromebook cloud intergration with great offline capabilities sync music between your google devices. Just like apple in a way just build their brand

      • MikeCiggy

        Chromebook needs Java support for me to ever consider it being useful for me to use or for me to recommend to family and friends.

    • DoctorJB

      Yeah, the recent reviews about the N5 are reporting some camera software issues. Few great products>>>>many average ones.

    • sergio garduno

      I have an N7 and it’s so laggy sometimes like the screen will freeze for a little and it won’t register my touches, SO ANNOYING!!!

  • David Henry

    I was rather disappointed to see that the Nexus 10 was back in stock, ruining the theory that a new Nexus 10 was on the way. I am looking for a 10″ as my Xoom’s performance is faltering (audio jack is starting to make a lot of static, and takes even more time of placement patience to get it to charge right…) but feel like a new Nexus 10 should be somewhere in the horizon

    • grumpyfuzz

      for me it says the 16GB is out of stock

      • David Henry

        Huh, yeah I see that too. They were out of stock for a while, but they both (16GB and 32GB) were back in stock when the Nexus 5 first hit the store

    • Weber

      Didn’t they do the same with the Nexus 4 before the Nexus 5 release?

      • David Henry

        Yes, but it was more deliberate, especially with the $100 price drop and announcement on the home page.

  • MichaelFranz

    I wouldnt be surprised to see snapdragon 800, and no expandable storage. Give it LTE and im sold on it. I like the 8.3tab size. have been looking to step down from a 10 inch for some time, and 7 is just to small

  • Jeff Miller

    If so I will be returning my Gpad and jumping on this. 8″ is the perfect size. Plus Stock!!!

  • zombiewolf115

    the hyper beast train never stops

  • Ben

    My 2013 Nexus 7 would hit ebay so fast if this came out

  • mustbepbs

    I think it’s the rumored LTE variant of the G Pad.

    • Jeff Miller

      I agree, seems more logical. But if not, this will be mine.

    • sagisarius

      Which would be cool… either way… sounds like another goodish tablet!

    • gary

      LG V507L is the LTE variant of the G Pad

  • brkshr

    I’m honestly a little disappointed that it may not be Asus. I love the N713 design.

  • Mort

    I thought that picture was already debunked as a poor shop job on a Nexus 7.

    • Wayne

      Will be happy to see an LG Nexus tab. ASUS tablet build quality for the N7 was always a crap shoot with giant splotches of screen bleed etc

      • Mark Saccente

        If i recall…I read somewhere that the promotional picture of the “nexus 8″ was just a Nexus 7 with Photoshopped removed bezel’s. They measured the screen ratio and it came to 7inches or something like that.

  • Samvelavich

    Too much. The difference between a 7″ and 8″ tablet arent great enough to brand both of them with a Nexus.

    • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

      Lovers of 8″ tablets would tend to disagree with you. I myself don’t think it’s a big difference, but some people love the extra inch.

      • brkshr

        That’s what she said…

        • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

          Pretty much what I was thinking as I typed it lol

      • Weber

        Meow.

      • MichaelFranz

        Agreed Tim, but seriously go use a nexus 7 and a galaxy tab 8. You also have to take in consdieration the size of someones had or fingers and stuff like that. People with circus folk hand would like a 7 inch tablet. I dont have huge hands but i like to watch vidoes on my tablet and browse the web and read. 10 inch while nice, doesnt sit well in the hand in certain situations and i think 7 is somewhat too small but would still do will. the 8 inch G pad to me was a perfect fit. it just needs some LTE love.

        • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

          I have both sitting on my desk, and the size differences are quite noticeable. My point is that I think I like 7″ more because it seems more compact and portable. If I want 8″, I’d probably go the full 10″ and just have the full-sized tablet experience. :D

          • MichaelFranz

            really a “to each their own” argument…not even argument…debate is more like it

          • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

            Exactly. It’s all personal preference. Like most things.

          • Raven

            I definitely agree. I own a 4″ phone, and 7″ and 10″ tablets. I find the 3″ steps to be perfect depending on the task. My phone goes with me everywhere, of course. 7″ goes with me quite a few places, especially now that I am wearing a jacket in the cooler seasons. My 10″, however, sits on my coffee table at home and only moves when I go on an out of town trip and then it mostly travels in my tech backpack (cables, chargers, cameras, etc.) 8″ kind of feels like a bastard size to me though. Too big to carry around and not big enough to use at home compared to my 10″.

    • mustbepbs

      Uhh, the difference between my G Pad 8.3 and the N7 are HUGE.

    • MikeCiggy

      But if it’s got new internals and can be considered a small Nexus tablet of 2014 than it surely fits in line.

    • hkklife

      I would go for it, especially if they sonehow upped the internal storage to 32GB for the 8″ Nexus and gave it a Snapdragon 800.
      8″ (or thereabouts) is the ideal tablet size, at least for 1080P screens.