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LG V510 supposedly not the next Nexus tablet, but rather a Google Play Edition G Pad 8.3


Earlier this week, evleaks reported that a mysterious LG V510 tablet was indeed the next Nexus tablet. At the time, this seemed rather believable, as the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 had already been refreshed for the year, leaving the Nexus 10 as the odd-man out. According to some source code shared by LG, however, the V510 is not in fact a Nexus tablet, but rather a Google Play Edition of its 8.3-inch G Pad (via Droid Life).

To see for yourself, simply download the source code file from LG’s website and unzip it. Within the .zip will be three files, two of which mention the V510 as an LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition.

LG-V510(G-Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition)_Android_KK_V510_10d.Android.tar.gz
LG-V510(G-Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition)_Android_KK_V510_10d_Kernel.tar.gz

If the Google Play Edition model carries the same specs as the regular G Pad 8.3, which it should, we’re looking at an 8.3-inch full HD display, 2GB RAM, a Snapdragon 600 processor, and a 4600mAh battery.

Now, this begs the question regarding Google releasing a true Nexus 10 tablet this year. Given how close we are to the holiday gift-giving season, it seems unlikely at this point, especially with the Google Edition G Pad 8.3 supposedly coming soon.

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