There are two rumors circulating around the internet about the next Nexus device from Google. One says it’ll be an 8 inch tablet that’s a variant of the LG G Pad 8.3. Another says it’ll be the successor to the Nexus 10. Personally, I think it’ll be the latter based on an earlier leak from a disgruntled Telefonica employee. Said employee leaked a photo, a price, and a model number: LG-V510. During the weekend, the man behind @evleaks tweeted an image of some XML markup that seemingly confirms the LG-V510 is indeed a Nexus, and that there will be a 16 GB variant.

The next obvious question is when? When exactly will Google hold a press conference and announce this new 10 inch tablet? Many thought it would happen on Cyber Monday, but that obviously didn’t pan out. And there’s only two weeks until Christmas, so … does this mean we’ll have to wait until 2014? Taking a step back, does Google even need to launch a 10 inch tablet? Judging by the success of the iPad Air, I’m going to have to go with yes, despite the fact that most of the tablets I see being used are of the smaller 7.0 inch variety. There’s just something about that 10 inch form factor that’s more appealing to those who use their tablet as their one and only computer. Plus, movies look better on the larger screen.