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Few days ago Google revealed its latest generation Nexus 5, a 5-inch FHD handset running Android 4.4 Kitkat. The holiday season has already begun with a bang, and Google could announce more devices to battle against the likes of Apple and Samsung.
Earlier this year we saw the coming of the Asus-manufactured Nexus 7, which got fantastic response from both critics and mainstream consumers. Looking at the success of both the first and second generation Nexus 7 tablets, it seems that the software giant would like to reveal more tablet devices. There is no possibility to see a third generation Nexus 7, but an 8-inch Nexus tablet could be announced soon.
First spotted by The Verge, the tablet appears be large enough, but for sure it's not the Asus Nexus 7. The device seemed to have an 8-inch display, similar to just launched LG G Pad. Moreover, it has small bezels around the display, and there is a possibility of having Android 4.4 Kitkat out of the box.
Now the questions arises is that what makes Google to release an 8-inch tablet under Nexus brand name. It is to be noted that this announced tablet was revealed by a promotional stuff. The Nexus 5 was also revealed in the leaked Android 4.4 promo video. The picture appeared on the Android website under Apps and entertainment, lists out various features of the latest Android OS. The image shows a woman using a tablet having an 8-inch display. This could be an 8-inch Nexus 8 tablet made by LG.
The leaked 8-inch tablet has similar design, like the LG G Pad. Late last month, an 8-inch tablet was awarded Bluetooth certifications. The LG -V510 could possibly be another variant of LG G Pad 8.3 with 4G LTE. The original G Pad comes with Wi-Fi connectivity, but 4G LTE connectivity is missing. Reportedly, LG, Asus and HTC are in the race to produce next Nexus 7 tablet, due in 2014.
South Korea's LG is the company behind the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5. So yes, LG shares a good repot with Google. LG has an access to display technology, a critical factor why Google would like to pick LG over others. Another reason why Google will come with an 8-inch Nexus 8 tablet is to crush Apple's new iPad Mini. Apple has just announced iPad Mini with Retina Display, and reportedly due to heavy demand the tablet may not be available in large numbers due to supply issues.
Will Google announce an 8-inch Nexus 8 tablet in the coming days to combat Apple ? Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates!