Google’s upcoming Nexus 8 tablet – the one supposedly built by HTC – has shown up in a set of Indian shipping records
Google’s next foray into the tablet space is tipped to be the Nexus 8; a slate with premium specs and a display measuring 8.9in or thereabouts. Tipped to be Google’s answer to the iPad Mini, the Nexus 8 will apparently feature better specs than its predecessor (the Nexus 7) and is believed to be replacing both Google’s Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 line of tablets.
It is still unclear what the new Nexus tablet will be called; we’ve seen both “Nexus 8” and “Nexus 9” mentioned as possibilities in previous leaks. Today we have another leak and this one suggests the slate, once launched, will likely be branded the Nexus 8.
Two tablets – both referred to as “Nexus 8” – have surfaced in Zauba, an Indian cargo-tracking site, and are described as follows: “Nexus8 prototype tablet similar to Nexus(7),” and a “Nexus8 prototype tablet”.
Zauba claims the value of these slates as over 16,000 INR (about $267).
“At this point, it’s not clear whether the Nexus 8 and Nexus 9 rumors all detail the same device, or whether they refer to independent gadgets. For what it’s worth, Zauba doesn’t list any Nexus 9 tablet, and Google has only released two differently sized tablets in 2012, when it launched the first-gen Nexus 7 and the Nexus 10,” reports US Blog, BGR.
Here’s a break down of everything you need to know about the Nexus 8.