Nexus 8 release before Nexus 10 2013 ultimatum

By Alan Ng - Dec 9, 2013

While all the talk is about the Nexus 10 2013 release date and Google’s lack of communication with their customers, we are hearing interesting rumors about another potential device that could be on the way. Put the Nexus 10 to one side now as the next big thing could be the Nexus 8 tablet instead.

It is not the first time that we have heard whispers about Google extending their tablet range to offer 8-inch and 9-inch Nexus tablets, but it is the first time that real concrete evidence has emerged on the Nexus 8 2013 actually being a real thing.

The last we heard about the mythical Nexus 8, was when we told you here about various concept images. Now though, it looks like the device could be a reality. The usually very reliable EV Leaks Twitter account has confirmed that the rumored model name of LG V510 is real and that according to them – it’s a Nexus branded device.

You can see the Tweet in question here for yourself:

This source has often been correct many times in the past, whether it is direct information revealed early, or just via render images that turn out to be real weeks and sometimes months in advance.

Now moving on to something more juicier, as we’re led to believe that the Nexus 8 could be based off LG’s existing LG G Pad 8.3, which will hit the market very soon. Specs of this device include a 1.7Ghz quad-core Krait processor, along with 2GB of RAM and a Adreno 320 graphics unit.

If all the clues add up, could these be the base specs of the Nexus 8, or should we be expecting something even better? It certainly looks very promising, so give us your thoughts on the Nexus 8 now entering Google’s mystery tablet plans.

Another thought to contemplate: Could the Nexus 8 actually arrive before the highly anticipated Nexus 10 2013 model? If it does, let us know if you would actually prefer an 8-incher compared to the 10.1-inch that has been causing everyone so much frustration.

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