LG didn’t get into the tablet business seriously until recently, when they unveiled the 8.3-inch G Pad. Well, that might have been enough for Google to choose LG for manufacturing the successor to the Nexus 10. A couple of images have been posted on Reddit by a user who claims to work at Spanish carrier Telefonica, showing off a mock-up of a Nexus 10 made by LG and with a design similar to the original Nexus 10.
The render reveals a front-facing speaker beneath the display, along with model number LG-V510. It’s running Android 4.4 KitKat (as expected), along with the Google Experience Launcher – the new launcher is currently exclusive to the Nexus 5 only, and it would make sense to make it available as an exclusive on the newest Nexus tablet as well. Lastly, according to a separate image posted by another Reddit user, Google will be launching the new Nexus 10 on November 22nd in both Wi-Fi-only, 3G and LTE variants, with the pricing starting at £299.
An LG-V510 passed Bluetooth certification back in early October, and the similarity to the G Pad’s model number suggests the tablet in the images is in fact the rumored 8-inch Nexus tablet. Of course, it could also mean that the LG-V510 is simply a G Pad variant, or it could even be the 2013 Nexus 10 with hardware similar to the G Pad, but at this point, it’s best to take all this information with a pinch of salt.