Google changes image on website, Nexus 8 is now the Nexus 7
posted by Alan F. / Nov 04, 2013, 8:36 PM
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!
- Display 7.0" 1920 x 1200 pixels
- Camera 5 MP / 1.2 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
- Storage 32 GB
- Battery 3950 mAh
Dang.... its official... WELP!.. time to sell my nexus 7 on craigslist before it even arrives from shipping.
posted on Nov 04, 2013, 8:40 PM 0
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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.
posted on Nov 04, 2013, 9:24 PM 1
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the icons on the left one look stretched and realistically, we need bezels on a tablet to be able to hold it comfortably
posted on Nov 05, 2013, 12:58 AM 2
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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.
posted on Nov 05, 2013, 1:33 AM 2
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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...
posted on Nov 05, 2013, 1:57 AM 0
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why do you want 4:3 instead of 16:9
posted on Nov 05, 2013, 6:17 AM 0
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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
posted on Nov 05, 2013, 12:18 PM 0
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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.
posted on Nov 05, 2013, 11:49 AM 0
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