After last year’s disappointment, we’re not getting our hopes up too much for new hardware at Google I/O 2014, but the rumour mill is pretty persistent about one particular device.
The Google Nexus 8 will reportedly be built by HTC, and it’s supposedly been captured on candid camera.
If you’ve any dubiety about the authenticity of these pics, well you can just leave that attitude at the door, mister. See, they’ve been stamped “EXCLUSIVE LEAKED – 100% true” by MyDrivers.com.
Before you go freaking out about that design, we’re told that the Google Nexus 8 is shown in a protective case, intentionally intended to conceal its design. Thank fug for that.
As for Google Nexus 8 specs, the sources reckon the tablet will touch down with a 64-bit Qualcomm processor. If – if – that’s the case, we’re probably talking Qualcomm Snapdragon 610 or 615 rather than 808 or 810.
Further Google Nexus 8 specs supposedly include 3GB of RAM, and whatever the next version of Google’s mobile operating system happens to be; Android 4.5 or 5.0.
Even shoving the above leak to the side, the Google Nexus 8 is a weird one. It’s being built by HTC for starters, which has a less than stellar track record with tablets. A more logical choice might’ve been Asus, which churned out the Nexus 7s, or even LG.
Furthermore, the Google Nexus 8 might well be the last-ever Nexus device, before Android Silver comes along and attempts to make sense of the whole ecosystem.
In any case, Google I/O 2014 runs June 25-26.