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Did the Google Nexus 8 tablet just get its Bluetooth Certification?

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Did the Google Nexus 8 tablet just get its Bluetooth Certification?
Back in July, we shook some salt, and advised you to do the same, on the rumor that an Asus built Google Nexus 8 tablet was coming in the fall. That rumor included an alleged render of the tablet. But now comes some information that shows that we might have been too hasty to dismiss the ides of a Nexus 8 so quickly. That thought is based on the news that a device with the model number LG-V510 has been awarded its Bluetooth Certification. The listing date was Friday, October 25th.

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.

The LG-V510 receives its Bluetooth Certification

The LG-V510 receives its Bluetooth Certification


Thanks Anonymous Tipster!

source: GSMInsider

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posted on 27 Oct 2013, 00:07 7

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.

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 00:14 5

2. miguelmeza14 (Posts: 55; Member since: 20 Apr 2013)


Man, a Nexus 8 would be

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 00:17 19

3. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


It would be so cool that you're lost for words?

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 00:30 7

5. miguelmeza14 (Posts: 55; Member since: 20 Apr 2013)


Lol! Yeah

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 08:24

20. apple4never (Posts: 970; Member since: 08 May 2013)


noooooooooooo, i just bought the new 7 lol

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 09:04 2

22. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8833; Member since: 14 May 2012)


The 7 is the best in it's class bro.

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 10:01 2

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.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 21:45

32. sprockkets (Posts: 1308; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


My trash can is available - it is electronics recycle certified

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 15:55 2

25. apple4never (Posts: 970; Member since: 08 May 2013)


id have preferd 8inch but 7 is good too

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 00:23 3

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.

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 00:39 6

7. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4103; 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.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 08:05

28. saffant (Posts: 228; Member since: 04 Jul 2011)


Did you miss the part where it's an 8" screen vs 7"?

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 14:13

31. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4103; 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.

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 00:38 4

6. NedStarkLeMadrilene (Posts: 14; 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

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 15:57 1

26. apple4never (Posts: 970; Member since: 08 May 2013)


so when google does it, its stupid, when sammy does it, its innovation ?

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 00:58 2

8. Taters (Posts: 3512; 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.

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 01:04 4

9. aayupanday (Posts: 520; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


Bring out the whole Nexus army to annihilate the whole tablet and smartphone competition.
Go Google!

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 03:19

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.

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 01:12 3

10. mr.techdude (Posts: 555; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


'Nexus a man's best friend' ©quote by Mr.techdude©.

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 01:26 4

11. egbtmagus (Posts: 58; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


It's an LTE Model of the G Pad.

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 08:51

21. Professor (Posts: 180; 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...

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 03:17

12. xfire99 (Posts: 564; 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.

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 03:46

14. N-fanboy (Posts: 538; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)


I'd buy a nexus 8.

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 04:03

15. _Bone_ (Posts: 2137; 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.

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 05:46

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.

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 07:05 2

17. asialove (Posts: 34; Member since: 19 Jan 2010)


It is Google Nexus 8..

Have a look at this: mylgphones.com/lg-v510-is-this-google-nexus-8-tabl​et.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

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 07:18

18. yonith (Posts: 40; 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.

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 08:13

19. JMartin22 (Posts: 1242; 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.

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 11:40

24. 777light777 (Posts: 54; 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

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 19:15

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

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 09:17

29. chrislars (Posts: 77; Member since: 11 Apr 2013)


I would definitely trade my note 8.0 for a nexus 8. No doubt

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 09:22

30. azfar (Posts: 17; Member since: 22 Jul 2013)


If it is Nexus and $200 with SD600 then I am sold.

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