Leaked photos of the rumored Nexus 8 make their way across the Web. The photos make us hopeful that a Nexus 6 could still arrive later this year.

Earlier this year, rumors about a Nexus 8 abounded. It was said at the time that Google would terminate its Nexus 7 line and roll out a Nexus 8 line, with a Nexus 8 tablet slated for Google’s I/O 2014 Conference on June 25-26. Some said that Google had chosen HTC to make its new Nexus 8 tablet, bypassing Nexus 7 tablet maker Asus, for some reason.

And then, Android Silver became the program that would eliminate the last of Google’s Nexus line. The Nexus 5 would be the last Nexus smartphone, despite the Nexus 6 and 8 that were leaked in Android code some weeks ago.

Well, if newly leaked images have anything to say, Google’s not quite finished with the Nexus line just yet.

Nexus 8

The images come from Chinese site MyDrivers, show a larger bezel for the Nexus 8 than the Nexus 7 (2013) model (or the 2012 Nexus 7 model), and feature a wallpaper of Google icons such as Gmail, Chrome, Google Wallet, Google Drive, YouTube, Google Play, Google Play Newsstand, and so on. The next image shows an article on the new tablet’s web browser. Beyond this, we have no up-close images to see the placement of any camera, screen resolution, and so on. Of course, leaked images hardly show the placement of the back cover. The site believes the images are credible, using a seal on both images that says “exclusive leaked” (EL) 100% true.”

The most we can say for now is that the tablet bezel is black, and Google’s always made its Nexus tablets with a black bezel and back cover. MyDrivers has also said that the new Nexus 8 tablet will come with a 64-bit processor chip, 3GB of RAM, as well as Android 4.5. As for what we can expect in Android 4.5? “a higher level of voice features,” the site says (English translation). We’ve got no word on whether or not Android 4.5 will be named something other than KitKat, but this is what waiting’s all about.

nexus 8 leaked image

Google I/O 2014 is scheduled for the end of this month (June 25-26). At that time, we also expect to hear more about the Google Stars project that’s been found in Google Stars code as well.

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