Google promo picture leaks the Nexus 8?

Google promo picture leaks the Nexus 8?
Does a picture used by Google to promote Android 4.4 show a Nexus 8 tablet? There are two reasons why this might not be so far-fetched. Consider that late last month, we showed you that a tablet believed to be the Nexus 8 had received its Bluetooth Certification.The second reason for believing that the picture does show the Nexus 8 is that back in September, when the KitKat Android statue was being unveiled at the Googleplex, a picture showed someone using what turned out to be the Nexus 5. From the moment that the picture was posted, it seemed that the whole world went on alert, waiting for the next Nexus handset.

If you're debating whether or not an unannounced device can get photographed and publicized, the answer is obviously yes. So it might not seem terribly surprising if the tablet in the promo is indeed the Nexus 8. If the device in the picture is the 8 inch stock Android slab, the Apple iPad mini challenger will apparently have a thin bezel, thinner than the one on the Nexus 7 (2013). And as you would expect, the picture shows Android 4.4 to be on board the tablet. The giveaway here are the white icons in the status bar, which tells us that the newest build of the Android OS is on board.

Now, it could turn out that the slate in the picture is just a Nexus 7 and no thought was given to making the screenshot in the picture more authentic looking. On the other hand, the LG-V510 tablet that just received its Bluetooth Certification could very well be a Nexus 8 instead of a variation of the LG G Pad 8.3. The picture below adds another clue, another sign that not only is the Nexus 8 real, it might be here shortly.

source: Google via TheVerge, AndroidAuthority



1. PootisMan

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

Maybe, maybe not, who knows?

20. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

If it is true, then it looks like a Sony device.

36. najariner

Posts: 24; Member since: Oct 31, 2012

no it doesn't thankfully. Sony devices don't have rounded edges.

2. D.Aceveda

Posts: 433; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

Probably. They still haven't announced a new Nexus 10

3. blackice214

Posts: 168; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

Hell yuh

4. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

If they do announce the Nexus 8, I hope they learned their lesson from the recent Nexus 7, which had really disappointing battery life. You can't use a tablet if it doesn't have enough battery life. People prefer tablets over laptops for web surfing because tablets are lighter and ought to last 10 hours.

8. Gulenkov

Posts: 50; Member since: May 15, 2013

Disappointing? My New nexus 7 works two days without charging. I use it rather hard

24. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

Gulenkov, you obviously don't understand industry standards. Run time is tested based on continuous usage. This is not a difficult concept.

26. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

lol +1111111 my n7 2013 lasts 2 days with heavy usage too, plus on standby it lasts a week. plus maybe their gonna replace the nexus 10 with the 8 who knows

27. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

What is in ur opinion heavy usage? I probably use my tablet for hours none stop while at work, for web browsing, email, social networking and youtube, and there is no way to get the nexus 7 to last 2 days, more like 70 to 80% of the thing you call heavy usage is on standby, thats why it last you.

9. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

My new nexus 7 lasts 18ish hours of heavy use. About 6 hrs longer than my gfs iPad mini 1g. My chromebook gets 8 hrs on a charge while my laptop gets 4hrs. How long does your n7 battery last?

12. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 892; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

What are you saying???? Nexus 7 has amazing battery life.... 2days for me...Medium usage... Its by far the best tablet on market.....even after release of iPads.. Low cost, powerful and have you seen the display on it...????? Its so amazing... Better than any tablet out there.... Would not say that about Nexus7 (2012) edition... But surely 2013 edition is far ahead of competition...

13. Gulenkov

Posts: 50; Member since: May 15, 2013

So, ardent1 is a troll. We all know he is lying

23. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

We also all know Gulenkov is trying too hard.

22. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

I understand the TRUTH hurts. "Another drawback: In my test, the new Nexus 7’s battery life was underwhelming. Compared with the same battery test of the iPad mini and first Nexus 7, it fell short at just six hours; the others clocked in at 10 hours and 27 minutes and 10 hours and 44 minutes, respectively. Google claims the battery life can last over nine hours, but the company tests it in Airplane mode (Internet connection off), with screen brightness set to 44 percent while playing video. I keep Wi-Fi on in the background and screen brightness at 75 percent while playing video." Again, I am sorry if I bring unpleasant FACTS. My advice, continue be to be in DENIAL or learn to accept reality.

33. Zero0

Posts: 592; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Except the truth is that running a tablet at 75% brightness playing non-stop video is an awfully specific use case which happens approximately never. Realistically, people mix browsing, reading, videos, games, etc. and don't leave brightness that high all the time. It is conceivable that, in a real-world scenario, the Nexus 7 would outlast other tablets, or at least outlast the six hour measurement from this test.

34. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

It's the standard test they run -- the same test applies to the iPad Mini as well. It's a fair "stress" test. The problem is Google decided to increase the display resolution AND decrease battery size at the same time -- it was entirely self-inflicted. Now if you like to dim your screen so dark that you can't read the screen, then that is your choice. It reminds of the Game Boy Advance, the screen was dark so it could have longer battery life. However, with a dark screen, you could not enjoy the games.

38. Gulenkov

Posts: 50; Member since: May 15, 2013

Who cares about those tests? Most people simply work with their tablet and they get at least 1 day of usage.

16. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Disappointing? Look at the comparison in this article and tell me if the nexus 7 is disappointing…

21. silencer271

Posts: 254; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

Think you got pwnd isheep

25. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

Just more knee-jerk reaction by the android camp. The iPad Mini has about 35% more display real estate than the Nexus 7, and last about 10 hours. Food for thought. runs the same tests, so the results should be fair. They got 6 hours with the Nexus 7 with their tests.

28. N.Reynolds

Posts: 257; Member since: Feb 15, 2011

I love the battery life my Nexus 7 gets...

5. androidornothing

Posts: 143; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Thats looks cool. Wouldn't mind having this alongside my Note 8.0

6. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I would buy that thing in a second. Does anyone notice how tiny those bezels are? 7" screens are just a tad too small but the form factor is amazing.... why not both?

7. DAddYE

Posts: 48; Member since: Oct 04, 2013

Pretty neat

10. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

That chick is making a weird face

11. improv

Posts: 96; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

For the same reason that I prefer my 7.9-inch iPad mini to rivaling 7-inch tablets, I would love to add the Nexus 8 to my growing list of devices.

14. poping unregistered

wow...! slim bezels at last...! pls don't forget to put in wolfson audio dac and the envelop tracker as well... my life will be complete... thx...

15. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Tegra 4 or snapdragon 800 if its real please.

17. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

I have to admit 8inch size seems perfect for web browsing and that bezel! Google your spoiling us!

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