The rumor mill is churning out number of reports about Google's next-generation tablet, likely to be called Nexus 8. The most prevalent rumor surrounding the Nexus 8 is that it would be manufactured by HTC, instead of Asus.
Over the past few months, reports from Asia, particularly, Taiwan, have said that HTC is set to produce the Nexus 8 tablet. While most rumors are consistent in saying that HTC will manufacture Nexus 8, there have been some discrepancies in the exact display measurements.
Nexus 8 Spotted on Google I/O website
Not surprisingly, the purported Nexus 8 has been leaked ahead of its original release date. Google I/O is taking place in the month of June, and one of the hotly anticipated device, the Nexus 8, could be announced in the same developer conference. The Google I/O banner was recently posted on Google's website, and it looks like they have apparently leaked an unknown tablet much before the expected launch.
Going by the above screenshot, one can clearly see a new tablet with altogether different styling. If anything is to be considered, the tablet is reminiscent of HTC's school of design. For the time being, there's no more information available about this mysterious tablet.
Rumors have it that Google is preparing a 8.9-inch premium looking tablet to battle against Apple iPad Air. If the Nexus 8 is real we could possibly see the tablet at this year's Google IO developers conference. Google first unveiled the Nexus 7 in 2012, and latter announced the improved version last year. Both tablets were manufactured by Taiwan's Asus.
We really don't know whether Google is planning a new tablet, as sales of 7-inch tablets have been down lately. Meanwhile, let's take a look at top 5 rumors surrounding the Nexus 8.
Google Nexus 8 To Be Manufactured by HTC
DigiTimes is reporting that Taiwan's HTC has been given a contract to produce the Nexus 8, which may come out sometime between July and September. The tablet is expected to on a premium side.
At the same time, IHS Technology, a technology consultancy firm, told CNET Google is planning to release a larger Nexus tablet later in the year with a "high performance" screen.
Google Nexus 8 To Have 8.9 Inch Display
Back in March, , DigiTimes had claimed that Google might be preparing to launch an 8.9-inch tablet. Chances are that these rumors won't die quickly, as multiple sources in the past also revealed that Google might be testing a large screen tablet.
Google Nexus 8 To Be Powered by Intel's 64-bit CPU
Sources close to AndroidPit revealed that the upcoming Nexus 8 tablet will be powered by Intel based chipset, instead of regular Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. The supposed deviceis expected to arrive with Intel's latest generation 64-bit "Moorefield" processor based on 22nm 3D transistor that might be clocked at 2.3GHz for all cores ( quad-core). The chipset supports LTE connectivity, which allows device makers to launch tablets/ smartphones with LTE-A.
Google Nexus 8 To Come with Android 4.5
Back in March 2014, according to a report, Google Dublin employee had apparently informed that the new Android 4.5 OS will be officially unveiled in July.
Google's Next Gen Tablet To Called Nexus 8
The name Nexus 8 has been uncovered in the Chromium Code Review by some German developers called Florian Kiersch and Carsten Knobloch. From the details shared we can pretty much confirm the next tablet will in fact be called the Nexus 8.