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Google Nexus 9 tablet being produced by LG?

Sam Loveridge

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LG G Pad 8.3
Could the LG G Pad 8.3 be the basis for a Nexus 8?

There may be a Google Nexus 9 tablet in the works, according to a leaked piece of code.

A device with the model number LG V510 has been spotted in a leaked code from notorious tipster @evleaks, which could well be from a User Agent Profile.

Earlier this month, the LG V510 passed through Bluetooth certification, but was thought to be a variation of the LG G Pad 8.3.

However, this new code suggests the LG V510 might be an 8-inch Google tablet currently known as the Google Nexus 9.

The comment from @evleaks states: “The LG V510 tablet is indeed a Nexus device [via tip].”

Reading the code it states the LG V510 is an LG-made Google product, further strengthening the claims.

It may well be that the Google Nexus 9 bears strong similarities to the LG G Pad 8.3, which has the model number LG V500. The new Google Nexus 5 smartphone features very similar specs to the flagship LG G2, save some minor differences, so it wouldn’t be mad for the LG G Pad 8.3 to be the basis of an 8-inch Google slate.

LG G Pad 8.3 Features

If the Google Nexus 9 is based on the LG G Pad 8.3, then we can expect it to offer a similar specs sheet.

The LG G Pad 8.3 has an 8.3-inch 1920 x 1200p Full HD IPS display with a 273ppi image density.

Powered by a large 4,600mAh battery, the LG G Pad 8.3 runs on a 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor with 2GB of RAM.

It offers a microSD card slot that allows you to bump up the 16GB internal storage with cards up to 64GB.

Running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, the LG G Pad 8.3 has Bluetooth 4.0 LE, 802.11 Wi-Fi and GPS connectivity.

The G Pad 8.3 also has a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, which is paired with a 5-megapixel offering in the rear.

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Tim Dodd

December 9, 2013, 2:35 pm

The LG G Pad 8.3 is top of the list for me, but if an equivalent launches as a Nexus 8 that would probably tip the balance. There is so much right about it, from physical size to performance, features and (almost) price. They do need to make some improvement though, namely in the display brightness and colour temperature. However, if Google dares to remove the expandable storage that would be an instant "no sale". By all means fix what's wrong, but for heaven's sake don't remove one of the key attractions that existing Nexus devices fail to offer.

pikachu

December 9, 2013, 3:44 pm

Google could be preventing their products from completely, directly competing with its partners. It is profiting from software and is practically giving away the hardware in order to induce consumers to the Android platform.

Other Android device manufacturers are reliant on profiting from hardware sales, and, therefore, must charge more for their device.

By adopting external storage, Google would most likely eliminate all competition in the Android market. This is why Samsung is developing Tizen, so that it can be profiting from both hardware and software.

melvin

December 10, 2013, 2:19 am

If this is true, I won't open the LG pad 8.3 I ordered from best buy. This way I can return it or sell it new.

melvin

December 10, 2013, 2:20 am

I owned many nexus models and I'm telling you now, google will removed the sd card. trust me. But I would hope they give us a 32gb or 64gb option if they do.

pikachu

December 10, 2013, 10:13 am

I think the memory constraints are hindering the Android platform from developing further into a viable gaming device. I am referring to PC ports, not the mild Candy Crush stuff.

Eugen

December 16, 2013, 10:16 pm

I played with an LG Gpad at the store and it's brilliant. Stock Google Android with Nexus pricing would make me pick it up instead of the iPad mini retina. I'd hate to lose the SD card though.

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