The Google Nexus 8 has leaked again and it seems more certain than ever that it will be produced by HTC.
This latest tidbit of gossip has come from GforGames, which claims an HTC device referred to as 0P8210000 has recently passed through the Korean equivalent of the FCC, known as the RRA, suggesting the tablet is nearing the final stages of development.
Joining this is information published by the UpLeaks Twitter account, claiming the tablet will be called the HTC T1 and is also known internally as the Flounder and the Volantis, the latter having previously cropped up in relation to a Nexus 8.
If accurate, the leak points towards a very highly specced slate, with a 64-bit processor, 4GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel rear camera, 1.6mp front camera, NFC GPS and Android L, the upcoming fifth generation of Google’s mobile software.
Finally - and suggesting this will be a Google-branded Nexus tablet and not one marketed as an HTC - the tweets claim it does not have Sense, HTC’s user interface, as seen on the One (M8) smartphone.
The Nexus 8 is expected to be a slightly larger tablet than the Nexus 7 (rather than a replacement) and arrive in October, possibly to coincide with the public rollout of Android L.
Source: GforGames, Twitter