Google’s line of tablets might be getting a new entry soon: a mid-size model made by LG.
Noted source of insider info ealeaks has evidence that LG is making the “LG V510”, which will allegedly be part of the Nexus line. Virtually nothing is currently known about the model, but the LG V500 is the product name for the LG G Pad 8.3. The similarities in the product numbers raises the possibility that Google is planning a Nexus 8, based on the G Pad 8.3.
This tablet (shown at right) has an 8.3-inch display with a resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels. It is built around a 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdrapgon processor, with 2GB of RAM. Google’s version would run the latest version of its mobile operating system, Android 4.4.1 (KitKat).
Whither the Nexus 10?
The original Google Nexus 10 debuted in November of last year, and a second-generation model was widely expected to launch last month, but it was a no-show. This combined with the rumors of a Nexus 8 has led to speculation that Google has decided to forgo putting out a 10-inch model in favor of an 8-inch one.
It’s undoubtedly true that smaller, more affordable tablets sell better than larger ones. The Google Nexus 7 sells for just $230, while the Nexus 10 is more than twice that: $500. An 8-inch model would likely be in the price range of far more consumers.
Don’t miss our LG G Pad 8.3 Review to learn more about this tablet.