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Google promo picture leaks the Nexus 8?

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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.

Is the tablet in this photo the unannounced Nexus 8?

source: Google via TheVerge, AndroidAuthority

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