As expected no new Nexus devices were announced at the Google IO Keynote yesterday but a new source says the search company's next tablet is still very much on its way.
Despite the Nexus 8's missing appearance at Google IO, CNET has learned the HTC-made device is still on its way according to a source familiar with the device. Other than its continued existence the source did not reveal any additional information about the device or a potential release date.
The device could also come with a thin body measuring 0.31-inches thick and weigh 418 grams. All together the device would still be chunkier and heavier than the iPad Mini 2 with Retina, but the rumored Nexus 8 could still be an amazing light device.
Bold new world
It's been two years since the Asus produced the last Nexus 7 tablet. Since then the tablet small size tablet market has seen some high-resolution changes and major upgrades in power.
The iPad Mini finally received its 2048 x 1536 resolution Retina display upgrade last October. Even more impressively Samsung has bumped up the resolution on its Galaxy Tab S 8.5-inch tablet to WQXGA levels and 2560 x 1600 pixels.
By now the two-year old Nexus 7 looks like a relative fossil with a 1920 x 1200 screen resolution.
If the rumors are true the HTC's Nexus 8 will close the gap but not completely catch up with the competition. On the plus side the Tegra K1 could give HTC the juice it needs to set its tablet apart.
Hopefully the Taiwanese company will produce a new device that follows its track record of superb industrial engineering as evidence by the HTC One (M7) and One (M8).