Is this the rumored Nexus 8 slate? (UPDATE)
posted by Alan F. / Aug 29, 2015, 4:36 AM
Now, pictures of what is claimed to be the Nexus 8 have surfaced in China. The images show a tablet with an all-metal build. There aren't any clues to who is manufacturing the Nexus 8. The history of Nexus tablets includes the Asus built Nexus 7 and second-generation Nexus 7, the HTC produced Nexus 9, and the Nexus 10 built by Samsung.
If there is a Nexus 8 in the cards for this year, we expect it would be unveiled in the second half of October, which has become a Nexus tradition. A new Nexus tablet could be introduced next to the rumored Nexus 5 (2015) and Huawei Nexus 6. As with any speculative story of this nature, we do suggest taking this with the proverbial grain of salt.
Thanks for the tip!
source: padnews.cn (translated), Mobilissimo.ro (translated)
UPDATE: According to another report, the image that we are looking at is a "dummy" of the Nexus 8 tablet. This same report says that the length of the dummy as measured by the ruler in the picture, dovetails perfectly with an 8-inch screen carrying a 4:3 aspect ratio.
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4:3? No, thanks.
posted on Aug 29, 2015, 6:28 AM 9
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why not? that's perfect for any sort of reading a person is going to be doing.
posted on Aug 29, 2015, 8:33 AM 0
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I really can't speak for tablets since I never owned one but I actually don't care for the widescreen aspect ratios on monitors for anything but movie watching... and other than pr0n I've never watched a movie on anything but my TV. I guess pr0n is important though...
posted on Aug 30, 2015, 12:43 AM 0
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4:3 is the best. i love my nexus 9 over my 7. it's one of the things that we have to give to apple for pushing it. i look at documents and web pages more than anything. 16:9 is for watching movies, i have a 55" tv for that.
posted on Aug 29, 2015, 7:01 PM 0
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4:3 no thanks??????? You may hate iPads as much as you can...but only thing that got apple right with iPads was 4:3 aspect ratio. I dont know why companies were so stupid and started with 16:9 with notebooks even 16:10 can not heal this. When i hold my old Note8 with 16:10 and ipad Mini 2 with 4:3 you can see the difference that 4:3 is best... Now i am Surface Pro 3 user and even 3:2 is better then any other 16:9 or 16:10 win tablet.
posted on Aug 30, 2015, 3:15 AM 0
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With the right specs and price this could be the best tablet. Just look at how awseome the 2013 nexus 7 was for it's time.
posted on Aug 29, 2015, 8:02 AM 1
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Why suddenly every OEM goes after that 4:3 aspect ratio? Why not try 3:2 like SP3? It's almost like in the middle of that 4:3/16:9 thing. (more or less). THE PERFEHT COMPRIMISEEEEH.
posted on Aug 29, 2015, 9:17 AM 0
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They're doing that because Apple set that as the standard with their iPad and people are more used to that size. Plus tablets are available in all sizes and Google only has one at 4:3 right now. So more of that size will mean more choice for droids.
posted on Aug 29, 2015, 11:48 AM 0
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The Nexus 10 was the best for it's time. I still use it everyday. The battery is finally holding less charge though but its so good that I might just swap the battery out rather than buy this crappy 8 inch Nexus. What is Google doing? 7, 8, and 8.9 are all too small for a tablet.
posted on Aug 29, 2015, 2:29 PM 2
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God, more 4:3. IMO Nexus been making more and more faulty hardware decisions since N6/N9. The looks, the screen, the battery... at least one aspect of all these new Nexus devices look off. Android 5.x doesn't look good at all on 4:3, especially now that the two-sided pulldown menu is gone. Samsung is going 4:3 full on, too - is this an act of surrendering to Apple? I think I'm not gonna touch 7~8 inch tabs for a while until something done right and in 16:9 comes out again from one of the two camps.
posted on Aug 30, 2015, 1:59 AM 0
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