The next Nexus tablet shouldn't be long way now. The upcoming tablet device has been among rumors for quite some time now with more new details emerging almost everyday. However, it's anyway sure that the device will be indeed made by HTC.
And as always, the upcoming HTC Nexus 8 tablet has been spotted in the rumor mill again with upcoming Twitter leakster @UpLeaks sharing some of its key specifications online.
In case you aren't aware, the new slate, already been called Volantis and Flounder before, is called by him the T1. In fact, it seems like the tablet has already gone through a certification process in South Korea.
Going by thre leaked (probably rumored) specifications, the HTC T1 is set to be one of the first of its kind to feature the 64-bit Nvidia Tegra chip, 4GB of RAM and will also run Android L out of the box. In fact, there'll also be a cellular model with a Qualcomm-made LTE modem.
But while everything is in a rumored state for the moment, we already have made a list of the top rumored features for the tablet that have been leaked over the past few months.
Here's a look at the top 5 among them. Check the sliders below for more information.
We aren't counting on anything (yet), but it seems like there is a very strong possibility of Google shipping the Nexus 8 with the massively awaited Android L operating system. And in case you aren't aware, the L version of it was recently unveiled at the Google I/O Developer Conference. Taking cue from the fact that new versions of Android always arrive via Nexus devices first, this is a major possibility.
Most of the rumors related to the new slate have pointed toward an 8-inch offering. And if that is so, then expect the Nexus 8 to battle it out against the likes of Samsung's popular Galaxy Note 8.0, LG G Pad 8.3 and more.
Apart from that, the device is expected to arrive with a 64-bit Nvidia Tegra chip, 4GB of RAM. Other components include a Qualcomm-made LTE mode for cellular connectivity and an 8 megapixel camera.
This one should be a no-brainer. All the rumors until now have talked about HTC being the manufacturer for the new slate. The slate has even been tagged with codename Volantis. Other reports, however, insist on it being called Flounder.
If rumors are to be believed, the tablets will cost somewhere around $300 (around Rs. 18,000). Google anyway will look to price the tablet as competitively as possible, although expect it to be in range that will create problems for its rivals.
Rumors have made rounds in the Web saying that Google will launch the Nexus 8 tablet at an event on 19 August in New York. Although, even HTC is scheduled to launch its Windows Phone version of M8 on the same day.
However, Google could also launch the tablet in the end of August, which is around the time that the previous Nexus 7 came out in 2013.