Google’s Nexus 7 tablet made waves when released last year, and the refreshed model dropped back in the summer brought a whole host of improvements. Naturally, there has been some speculation regarding its eventual successor, and for the first time, we may have caught a good glimpse of the Nexus 8. With an altogether more stylish aesthetic, the unidentified slate seen in a snap released by a Google promoter could well be next in line as the search giant’s flagship.
The “8″ moniker may seem like the natural next step for the superseding of the Nexus 7, but reports hitherto have suggested that the device will also pack an 8-inch display. This would still allow the tablet to retain its position in the world of smaller slabs, while also affording users just a tad more real estate with which to perform those daily digital tasks.
The image was taken from Google’s Android site, so from that aspect – if this is indeed the Nexus 8 – then it would appear to be a legit leak. That said, it could just be a mockup of a Nexus 7 running Android 4.4 KitKat, so it would be a tad naive to get too carried away at this moment in time.
Unfortunately, we haven’t really heard any details pertaining the tech specs, but if the past two Nexus tablets are anything to go by, the device will feature high-end hardware for the typical mid-range price.
If the Nexus 8 does make it to market before the end of the year, then those who recently picked up the updated Nexus 7 will surely be looking to sell their devices on and pick up the newer model. Since the device already offers a better-than-HD resolution, it will be interesting to see whether the 8-inch version will improve upon this in order to preserve the integrity of the pixel density, or whether Google will simply feel as though 1920×1200 is enough to carry the larger model.
Whatever the case at hand, it’s definitely quite certain that the brand new flavor of Android will look and run seamlessly on the Nexus 8, should it even be a real device. We shall remain on the lookout for more clues pertaining the ASUS-made tablet, so stay tuned!