Google changes image on website, Nexus 8 is now the Nexus 7

Google changes image on website, Nexus 8 is now the Nexus 7
On Sunday, we showed you a picture taken straight from the Android website that showed someone using what looked to be a thin-bezeled tablet that was assumed to be the Nexus 8. After all, the LG-V510 had recently received its Bluetooth Certification and while that might still turn out to be a Nexus 8, the picture on the Android website is certainly not a Nexus 8, at least not anymore. One of our eagle-eyed readers alerted us to the change.

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.


Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!

source: Android 

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Nexus 7 (2013)
  • Display 7.0" 1920 x 1200 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.2 MP front
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  • Storage 32 GB
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14 Comments

1. DimitriTech unregistered

Dang.... its official... WELP!.. time to sell my nexus 7 on craigslist before it even arrives from shipping.

4. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Probably would be cheaper to just return it.

2. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 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: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 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: 188; Member since: Jun 15, 2013

that last bit of the conversation went a bit off track there buddy lmao

6. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 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: May 01, 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: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 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: 9; Member since: Aug 14, 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...

11. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

why do you want 4:3 instead of 16:9

12. guyguya

Posts: 9; Member since: Aug 14, 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: Nov 05, 2013

Hi, 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. Regards

13. HighTechToid

Posts: 9; Member since: Mar 15, 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: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

le nerd: i dont want bezel i want corner to corner screen me: where do you hold it from le nerd:.......................

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