There may not have been any Nexus related announcements at this year's Google IO 2014, but the software giant could announce something exceptionally great in the coming days. Just as expected, Google entirely skipped talking about the future of devices to released under the Nexus range - be it the Nexus 6 or the upcoming 8-inch tablet.
Now, Google executive Dave Burke told ReadWrite. "People just get excited by concepts and forget why we do things," Burke told me in an interview. "We are still invested in Nexus."
It has been learned that Google might bring out the HTC-made Nexus 8 tablet. Other than its existence, the source didn't reveal more about the device.
"The Nexus program will continue and Android users can expect to see a new Nexus device when Google releases Android L later this year," writes, ReadWrite
It is being widely believed that Google will collaborate with HTC to produce an 8.9-inch Android tablet to take on the likes of Samsung Galaxy Tab S and Apple's iPad Mini Retina.From what we've learned so far, the HTC-made tablet is expected to come with an 8.9-inch display with a resolution of 2048 x 1440-pixels. The slate would be powered by a Nvidia Tegra K1 64-bit processor,
"You can't build a platform in the abstract, you have to build a device (or devices). So, I don't think can can or will ever go away. And then, I think Nexus is also interesting in that it is a way of us explaining how we think Android should run. It is a statement, almost a statement of purity in some respects. I don't see why we would ever turn away from that, it wouldn't make sense," Burke told ReadWrite
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