A new Nexus tablet has long been rumored to come this year, and now a couple of prototypes have entered India for testing purposes.
This information comes from an Indian website that tracks imports to the country, but unfortunately the Nexus 8 listing doesn’t give us an idea about which company is making it.
That’s because the prototypes come from the United States, so probably from Google itself and not from the device maker’s country. And the manufacturer’s name doesn’t accompany the Nexus 8 branding in the description of the listing, which is something that rarely happens.
Recently we heard that HTC would be unveiling an 8.9-inch Nexus tablet later this year, to coincide with the general release of Android L, the next version of Google’s mobile operating system. Back then we assumed the device would be called Nexus 9, but now it looks like it may be the Nexus 8 instead. Truth be told, with that screen size, either of these is a possibility.
If that report pans out, we’re going to see a tablet powered by NVIDIA’s 64-bit Tegra K1 chipset and coming with 2GB of RAM, as well as 16 or 32GB of internal storage. It should sport an 8MP rear camera with optical image stabilization, along with a 3MP front-facing one for selfies and the likes.