HTC-Made Google Nexus 8 Tablet Tipped to Feature 4GB of RAM, Android L

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Google still hasn't revealed plans for launching a new Nexus tablet; though we have confirmation the Nexus 5's successor, as per Sundar Pichai, would arrive sometime in the second half of 2014. However, this doesn't stop leaks regarding the next-generation Nexus tablet from coming.

New details about the alleged HTC-made Nexus 8 tablet, previously referred to as 'volantis/ flounder', have surfaced online. A Twitter user named UpLeaks has claimed that the alleged Nexus 8 has been codenamed T1, and will come with Android L out-of-the-box.

The tipster has also listed some of the purported specifications of the alleged Nexus 8 tablet, which seem to be quite high-end. The list includes a 64-bit Tegra processor; a MDM9x25 modem (3G model); 4GB of RAM; an 8-megapixel rear camera with flash; a 1.6-megapixel front camera, as well as GPS and NFC connectivity. An earlier report had suggested that the alleged Nexus 8 tablet would run the 64-bit Nvidia Tegra K1 chipset, along with an incredible 5GB of RAM.

Another report by Gforgames, citing South Korean certification agency RRA (Radio Research Agency), suggests that the unannounced HTC-made Nexus 8 has just been certified. The rumoured HTC device with code number '0P82100' has been spotted at the RRA site.

The alleged Nexus 8 tablet has been long-rumoured to be built by HTC, the Taiwanese giant, and hit store shelves by Q3. The anticipated HTC-made Google Nexus 8 tablet is also said to feature a 'high performance' 8.9-inch display, in an attempt to compete with Amazon's Kindle range and Apple's iPad mini. Prior to this, two alleged Nexus models (Nexus 6 and Nexus 8) were spotted in the Chromium codes.

In June, Google's Dave Burke confirmed that the Nexus program would continue unaffected by the Android Silver program and a new Nexus flagship running Android L can be expected to launch later this year.

Ketan Pratap covers daily news and rumours at NDTV Gadgets. He attended IIMC (Indian Institute of Mass Communication), majoring in English Journalism. Ketan is a More

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