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You were right, the Google I/O page is showing the Nexus 10, not the Nexus 8

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You were right, the Google I/O page is showing the Nexus 10, not the Nexus 8
This isn't the first time it has happened, and it likely won't be the last, because the buzz around a new Google Nexus tablet has a powerful effect and it leads to mistakes. So, we just wanted to let you guys know that the "unidentified tablet" posted on the Google I/O website has been identified: it is a Nexus 10 and not the hotly anticipated Nexus 8.

The image (as pointed out by reader "Aralf") is the same image of the Nexus 10 that is found on the Bay Area Event Photography website from Google I/O 2013. It doesn't show the Nexus 8, but rather the Nexus 10 as part of the Chrome game "Racer" demo. We were fooled mostly because of the angle of the image which distorted the features of the Nexus 10. The angle in the image makes it look like the top and bottom bezels are different sizes than the sides, which is not how the Nexus 10 is designed. 

If you want to see the demo, it starts at the 4:20 mark in the video below, though it doesn't show the image in question. Sorry about the confusion and any  We're now less than one month away from Google I/O 2014, so if there really is a Nexus 8, we should know soon enough. 


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posted on 26 May 2014, 16:08 2

1. grahaman27 (Posts: 361; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


That's phonearena.

posted on 26 May 2014, 17:20 1

2. alrightihatepickingusernames (Posts: 474; Member since: 29 Dec 2013)


Thanks Chris. Not quite as bad as Alan's been though. At least we have Michael to pick up the pieces.

posted on 27 May 2014, 01:30 1

5. sam_tek (Posts: 105; Member since: 18 Feb 2011)


haha! IDK about Alan or Chris, but I do like Michael. Wish he writes more often however.

posted on 27 May 2014, 14:23

9. alrightihatepickingusernames (Posts: 474; Member since: 29 Dec 2013)


I remember two stories from Alan that were posted after Michael posted the same thing. Chris really isn't that bad though, this is probably the first time he's done anything mildly annoying.

posted on 26 May 2014, 20:56

3. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


Really? You couldn't tell that was a 10" tablet? That's downright pathetic.

posted on 27 May 2014, 00:26

4. adwienc (Posts: 136; Member since: 26 Mar 2014)


I think there won't be Nexus 8, there's already G Pad 8.3 GPE and difference between 7 and 8 inches is such small for tablet that Goolge may not want to make 2 almost identic devices.

posted on 27 May 2014, 10:41

6. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Just as long as they have a 7-8 wish inches tablet, then all is well...I still own the Nexus 7 2012 ed. I am pushing that sucker to the max..3 user profiles with tons of apps on it..I hope we see a 3GB RAM with 32GB internal memory and a powerful gaming processor inside the next version...

posted on 27 May 2014, 10:47

7. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Err...7-8-ish, I meant ..

posted on 27 May 2014, 11:41

8. AnnDroid (Posts: 53; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)


Please, let there be a new Nexus 10. I don't want a tiny 7", give me all the real estate of a 10"!

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