Rumors of a Nexus 8 being prepped by Google and LG have timidly floated around for a couple of months now, blowing up less than 24 hours ago as a result of an @evleaks tweet.
According to the relentless leaker, the LG V510, which many believed to be a bland, boring cellular-enabled version of the G Pad 8.3 (aka V500), was indeed a Nexus device, albeit he wouldn’t say what size we should expect.
But now this mysterious V510 has been photographed and we’re back to square one, since the sole logo decorating its exterior is LG’s. Worse, we have no idea what it could be, as it supports Wi-Fi and nothing else. The pics allegedly come from a service manual, yet the label information contains a number of pretty serious grammatical errors.
So are we dealing with a hoax after all to divert the attention away from possibly a legit N8? Maybe, however a recent Wi-Fi certification of the V510 debunked the 3G G Pad 8.3 theory.
At the same time, V510’s ties with the G Pad are clear as day, not just as far as their model numbers go, but if these new images are real, from a design standpoint too. We’re in a major pickle here, so any and all theories as to the slate’s identity will be more than welcomed. Come on, spill it out.
Via [My LG Phones]