We know that Google has at least two new Nexus devices in the works but could there be a third? Perhaps! A new device surfaced on Geekbench 3 recently sporting the name Google Nexus 8. Based on how Google generally names the Nexus’, chances are that this device will sport a 8″ display which firmly places it into the tablet category. The device sports a 1.3GHz Octo-Core processor and rungs Android 5.1.1.
While we can’t confirm anything as Google hasn’t outted the device and there haven’t really been any rumblings of a new Nexus tablet in the rumour mills, a Nexus 8 could make a lot of sense. First off, the 8″ form factor seems to be a popular choice nowadays with popular tablets like the iPad Mini and Tab S sporting similar sized screens. Secondly, the Nexus 9 did not do very well in the market, partly because of the price and partly due to minor issues with the device itself, so perhaps a new tablet is in order.
If they are indeed working on a new Nexus tablet, I hope they throw back to the Nexus 7 days a little bit in terms of bang for buck. Both generations of the Nexus 7 offered stellar specs for a reasonable price tag and I’d love to see Google get back to that.