We sure hope this isn’t how the Nexus 8 will look

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Word has it the images you see above and below are that of the Nexus 8, the next (and possibly last) tablet in the storied Nexus line. It’s said to be made by HTC, and if it turns out looking like anything like what we see in these images I’ll definitely want to steer far clear of it.

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Can you say “holy bezel?” The idea of making 7-inch and 8-inch tablets is to make them more comfortable to carry around and hold, but when you put an 8-inch display into a 10-inch chassis that kind of defeats the purpose. That said, it’s important to take a step back and ask ourselves a couple of things:

  • Is this even real? Could be that this isn’t a Nexus 8 at all, and that someone’s just trying to bamboozle us.
  • If it’s real, is it possible that this is a pre-production prototype? Definitely possible, and if that turns out to be the case we’ll be more than relieved.

Regardless, if HTC is, in fact, the manufacturer of the next Nexus Tablet then we’re sure it’s in pretty good hands (if we’re judging by the HTC One M8’s beauty, anyway). Guess we’ll have to wait for Google I/O later this month to find out for ourselves.

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  • Kurt Schultz

    Named the Nexus 8 because of the 8 inches of bezel! WTF!?

    • scoter man1

      I’d like to see some screen with my bezel.

    • Foramex

      Edit: Named the HTC One M8 because of the 8 inches of bezel! WTF!?

      • Foramex

        The funny thing is that Nexus 8 is made by HTC

        • Sean Royce

          No one knows that.

  • JaswinderSinghJammu

    It looks hideous. Looks like a tablet from North freaking Korea

    • scoter man1

      What are you talking about? It doesn’t look like an etch-a-sketch.

    • Unorthodox

      It actually looks like something Acer would make. I doubt it’s Nexus line at all.

    • Roaduardo

      It looks like one of those cheap, VERY cheap tablets you treat someone you don’t really like as a passive aggressive gift.

  • phinn

    Anyone one want some screen with their bezel?

    No way is this a Nexus.

  • http://tommydaniel.com Tommy Thompson

    Why post something that clearly isn’t real….

  • Foramex

    Are you all blind?
    It’s clear there’s a big semi-black area surrounding that’s part of the screen… Bezels aren’t that huge, pretty normal actually.
    I thought writers had sharper eyes

    • MK2

      Look at the second picture. The only black part of the screen is at the bottom. The rest is bezel.

  • J Cav the Great


  • irishrally

    But it has 6 front facing speakers.

    • Unorthodox

      7+1 actually

      • No_Nickname90

        Actually, that would be pretty cool.

  • michaelwfisk

    Wow, and I thought the Kindle Fire HDX had a large bezel. At least that was allegedly to better accommodate the tech used for the display… if this is seriously the Nexus 8, then it’s likely going to have to have an amazing display, be ludicrously thin, or, if all else fails… be stupid cheap.

  • McHale72

    Exactly what I expected from HTC. Their previous tablets SUCKED and were completely unsupported.

  • UncleFan

    Don’t worry guys, this can’t possibly be HTC’s work! A real HTC device would be vertically asymmetrical due to the extra centimeter of useless “logo bezel”.

    • No_Nickname90

      I would like you to know that the logo on the M8 has saved me from countless ignorant people. No longer do I have to worry about people calling my phone a “Galaxy” or an “iPhone”.

    • McHale72

      Except their last 2 tablets looked exactly like this one. And they SUCKED.

  • steveb944

    I think there’s more bezel than screen.

  • blest

    Please no

  • aw1974


    • No_Nickname90

      Bezelicious definition make them nerds go loco.

  • Andy H

    That looks more like a “Necksus 8″ you’d buy from a knockoff vendor in China…

  • Matthew Toomey

    Well disguised “prototype” case around actual device? They do it with phones, why not with tabs?

    • AS

      I’ve never seen one add this much to a device, usually a few millimetres at most.

  • ratnok

    On CNET they said that it’s covered in a CASE for secrecy reasons. That bezel is the frame of the case. Hopefully….

  • David W

    This isn’t 2006. There is no way this is a final version of anything coming out this year. The original Tab didn’t even have bezels that large I think.

  • AlexMWilliams

    There’s not a snowballs chance in hell that Google would allow a piece of hardware to look like this. They almost always have beautifully designed hardware. I can’t think of the last thing Google was involved with in hardware that wasn’t gorgeous.

  • Giles Peach


    • Robb Nunya

      I see you have the new keyboard!

      Translated: Hodor Hodor Hodor Hodor Hodor Hodor Hodor!

  • Lan2CP

    Seems legit to me.

  • frhow

    “100% True” = FAKE!! Lol

  • Jay

    AhahahahahahahahahhHHHH HAHAHAHAHAHA …… Oooo HTC you slay me.

  • UniBroW

    Why would you guys even post this?

  • Johan Dahlberg