Did the Google Nexus 8 tablet just get its Bluetooth Certification?
What makes all of this so interesting is that the LG-V500 is the LG G Pad 8.3, so the LG-V510 could be quite possibly related to the LG G Pad 8.3. Such possibilities include an LTE version of the slate, or an honest-to-goodness Nexus 8. By the way, the Nexus 8 render from back in July actually was part of a concept someone put together in May that included a Nexus 5 phone and Nexus 8 and Nexus 11 tablets. The specs for the concept version of the Nexus 8 called for a resolution of 1920 x 1200 on the 8 inch glass, a quad-core 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and an Adreno 320 GPU. The tablet would have a 3MP rear-facing camera while the front-facing snapper would be 2MP. The 8GB model had a price of $199. Keep in mind that those specs are from a concept device.
What is real is the Bluetooth Certification. Will the LG-V510 turn out to be the LTE enabled version of the LG G Pad 8.3, or is there a real-life Nexus 8 on the way? We should know the answer soon.
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1. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)
If this is real, then Google must really favour LG. Hope this is real as 8" is the perfect size for reading web pages.
3. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)
It would be so cool that you're lost for words?
20. apple4never (Posts: 1029; Member since: 08 May 2013)
noooooooooooo, i just bought the new 7 lol
23. JojoGo101 (Posts: 211; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)
I would throw away my New Nexus 7 for an eight inch version. That's a true fact for many people.
32. sprockkets (Posts: 1572; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)
My trash can is available - it is electronics recycle certified
25. apple4never (Posts: 1029; Member since: 08 May 2013)
id have preferd 8inch but 7 is good too
4. THE.DARK.KNIGHT (banned) (Posts: 269; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)
It would be nice to a real competitor to the iPad mini 2 and not just a budget tablet with old and rather cheap internals (except the display) like the nexus 7.
7. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4170; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
I don't see how this is more of a competitor to the iPad mini 2 than the Nexus 7 considering it has mostly the same specs. Quad core Krait 300 processors (just 200 MHz higher on this tablet), Adreno 320, 2 GB of DDR3 RAM, 1920x1200 display, etc. This supposed Nexus 8 is literally a Nexus 7+1. Unless they swap out the Snapdragon 600 for the 800, it's not going to be any more of a competitor to the iPad mini 2 than the Nexus 7 is.
28. saffant (Posts: 244; Member since: 04 Jul 2011)
Did you miss the part where it's an 8" screen vs 7"?
31. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4170; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
... So? What's your point? He said the only reason the Nexus 7 isn't a real competitor to the iPad mini is because of the "old" internals, and that this tablet will be a better competitor. His comment had nothing to do with screen size. I just pointed out that the Nexus 7 and this tablet have all the same internals, so his comment is flawed. This can't be any more of a competitor to the iPad mini just because of the extra inch on the display.
6. NedStarkLeMadrilene (Posts: 19; Member since: 26 Oct 2013)
Hmm i dont think this is real. I mean why on earth would they release a Nexus 7 and a Nexus 8 at the same time? What would be the point? Google is not stupid enough to do that. To which market it would oriented? Think about it guys. There is only 1% chances that its gonna happen
26. apple4never (Posts: 1029; Member since: 08 May 2013)
so when google does it, its stupid, when sammy does it, its innovation ?
8. Taters (Posts: 4631; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
Not sure if this is a good idea but I think a Nexus 4 2013 based on the Moto X and Nexus 5 based on the LG G2 would do wonders for people that think the Nexus 5 is too big.
9. aayupanday (Posts: 552; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
Bring out the whole Nexus army to annihilate the whole tablet and smartphone competition.
13. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)
Why would they want to do that? They'll just eat into the sales and support of fellow Android platform companies.
10. mr.techdude (Posts: 568; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
'Nexus a man's best friend' ©quote by Mr.techdude©.
21. Professor (Posts: 200; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)
I agree 200% with egbtmagus.
It is clearly stated that it just the LTE version of the LG G-pad.
Please PhoneArena don't sell fake dreams...
12. xfire99 (Posts: 633; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)
U peoples still dont understand what Nexus series are for and Google are not in hardware business. Again Nexus serie are never meant to compete with any devices.
A hint! Look back at Nexus serie releases and look closely at the hardware spec.
15. _Bone_ (Posts: 2148; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
I think even test devices get BT certification, hence a lot more being certified than actually released, so I'd say chances are slim to none for a Nexus 8 at this point.
With that said, I went with the Nex4 over the Nex7 recently cause 7" is slightly too small for my tablet liking. A $300 8" 16GB N7 with SD600 would be perfectly reasonable and a good choice.
16. Dizzysit (Posts: 5; Member since: 29 Aug 2013)
Are we gonna start jumping the gun every time LG registers a device with an updated model number from their recently released phone/tablet without looking at other, and more logical, scenario? I don't think it's worth the companies' time to release a Nexus variant of the G Pad when LG's 8 inch tablet is already on the budget friendly side. Unless of course the G Pad bomb and they don't want those hardware going to waste hehe.
17. asialove (Posts: 45; Member since: 19 Jan 2010)
It is Google Nexus 8..
Have a look at this: mylgphones.com/lg-v510-is-this-google-nexus-8-tablet.html
The buyer entry is "USG" which is as same as the LG E960 and LG D820/821
LG V507L is the G pad LTE
18. yonith (Posts: 69; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)
I'd rather get a Kindle fire hdx that will eventually get rooted and enjoy the power of the sd800. With that powerful of a chip, I don't really care so much about custom kernels. Even a custom Rom isn't such a big deal. With root I would just install nova and remove some bloat.
19. JMartin22 (Posts: 1607; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)
This would be nice if it wasn't a glorified Nexus 7 that's just one inche bigger. It would have been nice if they made it a more premium model with a better processor and GPU, a higher res display to boot maybe, with a slightly increased price tag.
24. 777light777 (Posts: 63; Member since: 14 Aug 2013)
In the recent Google event, did anyone else notice the the pic with five devices at the bottom: LG Nexus 5, LG Nexus 8, LG Nexus 4, Asus Nexus 7, Asus/Samsung Nexus 10... :P :D
27. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)
why would anyone think this is a nexus 8, it makes sense for it to be a variant of the lg g pad 8.3
29. chrislars (Posts: 77; Member since: 11 Apr 2013)
I would definitely trade my note 8.0 for a nexus 8. No doubt
30. azfar (Posts: 20; Member since: 22 Jul 2013)
If it is Nexus and $200 with SD600 then I am sold.