Via PadNews [Google Translate]:
ZOL has the same damn post (use Chrome to translate), word-for-word, so it’s unsure which site is copying.
But then IMP3Net solves it all by giving proper attribution [Google Translate]:
“Colorful” is Colorfly.
So Colorfly sent out a damn press release to China tech sites leaking their own damn Nexus 8 tablet!
How’s that for keeping a secret?
Anyway, despite the weird angle of the shot, Phone Arena says it’s a 4:3 tablet:
UPDATE: According to another report, the image that we are looking at is a “dummy” of the Nexus 8 tablet. This same report says that the length of the dummy as measured by the ruler in the picture, dovetails perfectly with an 8-inch screen carrying a 4:3 aspect ratio.
So, kids, Google is jumping in the cheap-ass iPad Mini clone pool along with HP and Insignia and bottom-feeders like eMatic, Archos, and, at one time, Coby.
All we still need to know is which CPU is in it. MediaTek? Allwinner?
I think all will be revealed soon enough.
Given the Nexus branding, this will likely be bought like crazy by the XDA Developers crowd — if only out of curiosity and as a challenge. So anyone who’s been wondering about buying the Insignia Flex Elite 7.85 should wait. XDA Developers will get the Nexus 8 rooted and customized in no time.
And yes, I expect this to have a Retina-class screen. Google might be entering the cheap-ass iPad Mini clone market, but I don’t think they’d do it with a 1024 x 768 screen. That’d just be undignified.
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A post at http://www.androidpolice.com/2015/08/30/cool-your-jets-these-leaked-photos-dont-show-a-colorfly-nexus-8-tablet lists several reasons why the leak is not genuine
I will stand in opposition to that post. Early on, there were signs that such a Geekbench could be faked. But PadNews., ZOL, *and* IMP3Net ran what was clearly press material from Colorfly. IMP3Net even attributed it as such — which they (now) do when they get something from a China manufacturer. We’ll soon see if China or that guy is correct. He even gets Colorfly wrong, calling it a “European importer.” What? They’re a well-known electronics company in China and even do high-end MP3 players for that market.
EDIT to add: iFanr, in China, has doubts too, but they just reiterate what others have said earlier:
SECOND EDIT to add: A search for “Colorful” yields entries:
None of which are ARM-based tablets.
is a motherboard and clearly Colorful/Colorfly in China:
We’ll see what Google actually announces unless someone in China itself reveals it as a fraud first.
It’s just as likely that Colorfly is faking this for the publicity as it is that this is actually the Nexus 8.
Rumors of that tablet have cropped up annually for the past couple years, and Colorfly could be trying to capitalize on the rumors.