A future where the Nexus family is rumored to include not only 5, 7 and 10-inch members, but also, get this, an 8-incher. Whaaaaaat? Well, don’t act that surprised. After all, there was a certain visionary wannabe back in May that envisioned an LG-made N5 with Full HD screen (so far, so good), plus an Asus Nexus 8 and Samsung Nexus 11.
The N11 is unlikely to ever become reality, at least in that specific form, with Big G keen on keeping things the way they are as far as the display on the bigger Nexus is concerned. Yet maybe the N8 concept render was not that far-fetched.
One small adjustment though. If the latest gossip is to be trusted, the 8-incher won’t be co-manufactured by Asus. Instead, LG may try its hand at a tab for the second time in 2013, following the fairly well-received G Pad 8.3.
And it’s exactly G Pad’s model number that hints at an LG-made Nexus 8 being in the works, as a certain LG V510 has been spotted getting Bluetooth SIG’s stamp of approval. V510 is really close to V500 (aka the G Pad 8.3), and you’re probably well aware a similar model numbering scheme is used for the G2 and Nexus 5, aka the D800/D805 and D820.
Granted, that’s indirect circumstantial evidence… at best, so it has to be taken with at least the customary pinch of salt. Maybe even a fistful, though remember, it’s bad for the heart.
Source: The Droid Guy
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