Over the past week the Internet has been filled with rumors and details about the Nexus 2015 phones made by LG and Huawei. Today we find out about a new and mysterious device, a so called Nexus 8, that has just leaked via the benchmark app GeekBench 3.


The supposed Nexus 8 is running Android 5.1.1 Lollipop and has been found listed by the famous benchmark. We could be dealing with a prototype, since the slate is expected to run Android 6.0 Marshmallow at debut. It will be very interesting to see who makes this slate, seeing how the last Nexus tablets were made by ASUS, Samsung and HTC. The same benchmark shows an octa core 1.3 GHz processor, which may be not be a Snapdragon, but rather a MediaTek.

This is the first time we hear about the Nexus 8 this year, so we take everything with a grain of salt, particularly since such rumors should have started a long while ago, if the product were real. I expect specs similar to the ones of the Nokia N1, to be honest…