Is LG behind the iPad mini rivalling Nexus 8?

Nexus 7, 8 and 10... surely the Nexus 9 must be round the corner?

Is LG behind the iPad mini rivalling Nexus 8

Google seems to have formed a tight partnership with LG, with rumours suggesting that the Korean firm is in line to produce a third Nexus tablet, the Google Nexus 8.

Famous tipster evleaks has been at it again, with the latest tweet appearing to confirm that the LG-V510 is coming as a Nexus device.

This would not be the first time that news of an 8-inch Nexus tablet has surfaced, with an LG G Pad 8.3-esque photo having previously popped up on a Google's OS promotional site.

LG's G Pad 8.3 has the model number V500, so the idea of the V510 being the same size makes sense.

LG built Nexus 8 confirmed
An LG built Nexus 8 does make sense... (credit: evleaks)

The same, but different

Leaks from Japanese site RBmen show the LG-V510 as a nigh on identical device, with the same 8.3-inch 1920 x 1200 screen, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage and 4600mAh battery.

Could we even see the G Pad just gain Nexus branding in a similar fashion as the Nexus 5 and the LG G2?

The Nexus 8 would fight it out against the newly released iPad mini 2 with Retina display and the current LG G Pad 8.3, as well as the rumoured 8-inch AMOLED Android tablet from Samsung.

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Via PhoneArena and UnwiredView