Google's much-rumored Nexus 8 tablet may have just popped up online via a couple of spilled photos and some key details.
Photos leaked by Chinese website Mydrivers.com show what is purportedly the Nexus 8 tablet wrapped up snugly in an outer case, according to G for Games. Most of the tablet's exterior is obscured by the case, but the screen can be seen sporting a host of large icons.
Further, details picked up by Mydrivers' sources claim the Nexus 8 will run Android 4.5, come with 3GB of RAM, and be powered by a Qualcomm 64-bit ARM processor. If the processor bit proves true, that would run counter to previous reports pointing to an Intel Moorefield 64-bit chip, according to G for Games.
The Nexus 8 would be the first 8-inch tablet for Google, which currently offers the Apple's iPad Mini (with a screen that measures 7.9 inches diagonally). An 8-inch Nexus tablet reasonably priced could be just the ticket to lure back more customers.and the . Since introducing the first Nexus 7 in 2012, Google has run into increased competition from slightly larger and higher-quality small tablets, notably
Of course, the photos and details leaked by MyDrivers are decidedly unconfirmed and so should be taken with the usual grains of salt. A report from the folks at DigiTimes in January. A more recent report out last month indicated that .
Responding to CNET's request for comment, a Google spokesperson said the company doesn't comment on rumors or speculation.
Still, we may not have to wait much longer to find out if the Nexus 8 is real. Google's I/O 2014 conference starts on June 25. That would certainly be the right time and opportunity to announce a new Nexus tablet, just as Google has done in the past.