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

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.

Thanks Anonymous Tipster!

source: GSMInsider

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  • Camera 5 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4600 mAh



1. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 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.

2. miguelmeza14

Posts: 61; Member since: Apr 20, 2013

Man, a Nexus 8 would be

3. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

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

5. miguelmeza14

Posts: 61; Member since: Apr 20, 2013

Lol! Yeah

20. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

noooooooooooo, i just bought the new 7 lol

22. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

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

23. JojoGo101

Posts: 211; Member since: Dec 17, 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: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

My trash can is available - it is electronics recycle certified

25. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

id have preferd 8inch but 7 is good too


Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 09, 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: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 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: 274; Member since: Jul 04, 2011

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

31. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 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: Oct 26, 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: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

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

8. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 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: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

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

13. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 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: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

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

11. egbtmagus

Posts: 93; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

It's an LTE Model of the G Pad.

21. Professor

Posts: 223; Member since: Aug 02, 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: 1206; Member since: Mar 14, 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.

14. N-fanboy

Posts: 543; Member since: Jan 12, 2013

I'd buy a nexus 8.

15. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 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: 8; Member since: Aug 29, 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: 49; Member since: Jan 19, 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

18. yonith

Posts: 228; Member since: Sep 11, 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: 2372; Member since: Apr 30, 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: Aug 14, 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: May 03, 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

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