Google Nexus 8 Dubbed Volantis/Flounder Confirmed As HTC T1, New Specs And Features Leaked

The identity of the upcoming Google Nexus 8 seems to have been uncovered through a series of fresh leaks, and it turns out the device might be the HTC T1.

One of the leaksters who always managed to provide accurate information ahead of the release of the debated devices, @evleaks, has finally retired from the leaking game not too long ago. It seems however that a new figure has emerged to take his place. The leakster in question, going by the name @UpLeaks, has been using his Twitter account to keep users up to date regarding the HTC T1 tablet which is believed to be the Nexus 8. He first started by informing his followers about the multitude of accessories they will be getting when purchasing the device, including leather and TPU covers, as well as a keyboard.

A second tweet from the same leakster said that the device will be released in countries such as Japan, Russia, Korea, Australia and New Zeeland at first, getting a global release sometime after time, most likely. He also went on saying that there will be WiFi and cellular model hitting the market when the device finally gets released.

These tweets come a while after the Android community learned through earlier leaked information that Google has decided to trust HTC with the manufacturing of their next Nexus tablet device, which would serve as the successor to the previous Nexus 7 device. The device, which also goes by the code names Flounder and Volantis, will apparently feature a large 8.9 inch screen.

NVIDIA used a press release to confirm that their rumoured 64-bit chip Tegra K1, which is a dual core unit, actually exists, and reports place the chip within the internal specifications list of the upcoming 8.9 inch Google tablet. The 64-bit chip will sustain the tablet device through heavy processing workloads, while displaying an impressive performance under a very energy-efficient system.

While the upcoming Nexus 6 or Nexus X smartphone manufactured by Google in collaboration with Motorola will be the first bearer of the next Android operating system installment, namely Android 5.0, which is also known as Android L or Android Lemon Meringue Pie (LMP), the upcoming 8.9 inch tablet which will either go by the Nexus 8 or Nexus 9 branding (the 8.9 inch profile makes it hard to determine the branding) will be the first device to feature the fresh operating system from the tablet category.

Speculated release dates based on Android watchers projection place the tablet within the November 2014 release time frame. The release for the Nexus 6 will take place in October.


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