Google changes image on website, Nexus 8 is now the Nexus 7
Using some post-production editing, the tablet in the picture was changed to the Nexus 7 (2013) which you can tell by looking at the wider bezel. While your first thought might be to say that this proves that the Nexus 8 doesn't exist, we have found that such quick editing often is done to hide something that was accidentally discovered. How many times have we seen a YouTube video disappear after it was leaked?
Before we definitively extinguish hope for a Nexus 8, let's hope that the swiftness in which Google made this change means that the original story struck a nerve at Google. And that could mean that there is a Nexus 8 coming.
Original picture (L) showed the tablet called the Nexus 8, which was changed to the Nexus 7 (2013) at right
Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!
1. DimitriTech (Posts: 23; Member since: 04 Nov 2013)
Dang.... its official... WELP!.. time to sell my nexus 7 on craigslist before it even arrives from shipping.
4. 14545 (Posts: 1154; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)
Probably would be cheaper to just return it.
2. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)
Everything Google posts is intended...they knew the media would drool all over this. Remember the Youtube video leaks of the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 (2013)? Same things is happening here.
3. Birds (Posts: 1029; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)
I don't like the bezels. LOL... Pretty sure its a nice device, but I like thick bezels at the top and bottom just like I for tops to be thick...nevermind.
5. bwhiting (Posts: 173; Member since: 15 Jun 2013)
that last bit of the conversation went a bit off track there buddy lmao
6. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 1275; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)
Those bezels on the Nexus 8 are sweet action. Glad I held off on the 7. Price it between $300 and $400, and I'm on it.
7. Diazene (Posts: 129; Member since: 01 May 2013)
the icons on the left one look stretched
and realistically, we need bezels on a tablet to be able to hold it comfortably
8. boosook (Posts: 1092; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
Yes, and it's very strange that PA didn't notice. I think that the tablet in the picture was just an imaginary tablet. There's no nexus 8 in the works. They took a nexus 7 and stretched the screen in order to remove the top and bottom bezels and make it look cooler. But in real life we know that those bezels are needed (if you own a 7" tablet you know why).
Then, as soon as they realized that there were people speculating on what should have been just a promotional image, they changed it with an image of the real nexus 7, and that's it.
9. guyguya (Posts: 8; Member since: 14 Aug 2013)
Oh well, what a shame! I guess I should head back to the waiting line for the Ipad mini Retina.
For a moment I had my hopes high for a Nexus 8, as I'm not a fan of apple's closed OS and pricing, but as I'm after an 8" with a ratio of 4:3 and high res. display, that leaves me with only one option now...
12. guyguya (Posts: 8; Member since: 14 Aug 2013)
My main usage of a tablet is web browsing and I think that a 4:3 ratio is better suitable for that.
14. amit_v (Posts: 1; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)
Even I would prefer a 4:3 screen for reading. But if you are really looking for the aspect ration and reading and dont care much about tech specs, then do you really think its worth spending so much on a IPAD. Why dont you have a look at "HP Slate 8 Pro", ater all its not a rumor(nexus 8) it is true.
13. HighTechToid (Posts: 5; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)
After using the iPad mini and Nexus 7 for about 2 weeks I like the 4:3 (or at least something not 16:9 or 16:10) more myself as well. For reading and web browsing it's just a more comfortable experience. Plus, with as large as phones are getting now, the Nexus 7 with its 16:9 ratio actually just comes across as too small. Now, a nexus 8 with say, 8.5-8.9" screen may make me sing a different tune. I don't think an 8" screen would make that big of a difference with the same aspect ratio because essentially it'll just be taller, but not much wider.
10. apple4never (Posts: 974; Member since: 08 May 2013)
le nerd: i dont want bezel i want corner to corner screen
me: where do you hold it from