A hitherto-unseen Google Nexus tablet appears to have shown up online, in the latest, apparently inadvertent leak to take place right in the search giant’s backyard.
Espied by Phandroid, the device appears to be front and centre in a promotional photo for the Google Play store that tipped up over the weekend on the official Android site.
Look closely and you’ll see that it’s not the just-released Nexus 7 2013 edition in the lady's hands. For proof, note the fact that the bezels around the screen are much smaller than said tablet.
Nor is the unnamed device we’re looking at a new version of the larger Nexus 10. That the woman in the snap is using it with one hand ought to tell you that much.
Some sites think the key to identifying the mystery device is its apparently larger, eight-inch dimensions.
This is being interpreted as a sign that we could have been given a glimpse at a new class of Google tablet entirely. One that fits in neatly between its entry-level seven-inch slate and the ten-inch Nexus 10.
One thing we do know is that the Android-maker has plenty of form of late with airing devices online well ahead of their official release.
So much so, in fact, that the Nexus 5 smartphone was justifiably dubbed the most-leaked handset ever by technology-watchers.
Information about its design, spec sheet and pricing was so readily available in the weeks and months leading up to its launch event that Google was left with very little to reveal when the Nexus 5 finally went on sale last week.