Did the Google Nexus 8 tablet just get its Bluetooth Certification?
posted by Alan F. / Oct 26, 2013, 11:49 PM
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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- Display 8.3" 1920 x 1200 pixels
- Camera 5 MP / 1.3 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1700 MHz
- Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 4600 mAh
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Man, a Nexus 8 would be
posted on Oct 27, 2013, 12:14 AM 5
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It would be so cool that you're lost for words?
posted on Oct 27, 2013, 12:17 AM 19
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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 Oct 27, 2013, 12:23 AM 3
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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 Oct 27, 2013, 12:39 AM 6
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... 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 Oct 28, 2013, 2:13 PM 0
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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 Oct 27, 2013, 12:38 AM 4
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Bring out the whole Nexus army to annihilate the whole tablet and smartphone competition. Go Google!
posted on Oct 27, 2013, 1:04 AM 4
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It's an LTE Model of the G Pad.
posted on Oct 27, 2013, 1:26 AM 4
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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 Oct 27, 2013, 3:17 AM 0
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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 Oct 27, 2013, 4:03 AM 0
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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 Oct 27, 2013, 5:46 AM 0
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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 Oct 27, 2013, 7:18 AM 0
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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 Oct 27, 2013, 8:13 AM 0
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