Apart from to the Android Marshmallow 6.0 featuring LG made Nexus 5 and Huawei-made Nexus 6 slated to launch later this year, much more have been going on in Google beside these two future devices.
One might not be surprised to know that Google is also working on the tablet - the Nexus 8, which will be launched later after the siblings go live on market. The slate has now appeared online in the form of images this time around and shows off its build in clear images. However, it could be the dummy unit.
As far as the photographs that appeared online recently are concerned, it seems to have originated from China. It shows the tablet lying next to a ruler and the device measures about 200mm in length, which is the proper height for a 4:3 8-incher. The other picture shows what looks like a metal frame of the Nexus 8. It clearly shows a speaker grille as well.
But the Google Nexus 8 has already been making rounds in the webosphere for a while. Just a couple of days ago, it passed through the Geekbench 3 benchmark site and left behind quite a bit of information about its hardware and software as well.
The slate is reportedly said to come powered by an octa-core 1.3GHz CPU (probably a MediaTek SoC) and according to the Geekbench 3 listing, it was running Android 5.1.1 but it is expected to launch with Android 6.0 Marshmallow later. Obvious things in the device should be the 8 inch display as the name of the device itself suggests "Nexus 8."
It's not sure when the Nexus 8 will be launched but looking at Google's record, it might be later in October soon after the launch of the two Nexus Smartphones on September. Precisely speaking, the Google Nexus 5 (2015) and the Huawei Nexus 6 are reportedly said to be launched in September 29.