It seems that the long wait is over, as Google showed a picture of an unannounced tablet as its banner in the official Google I/O Developer Conference website which many believe to be the new Nexus 8.
Many were thrilled after they have spotted the device on the website which invites people to attend ?the Google I/O on June 25-26. Speculations and expectations of Google unveiling the device in the said event became even greater and bigger now than before. Nexus fans seemed to find light now on the vague release date of the new tablet as the banner gave the impression of Google releasing the device at the conference next month.
Reports said that the Google has been working on a number of features, products and services long before which includes the alleged Nexus 8 tablet.
Google Nexus 8 was said to have been given a codename ?Flounder? which is consistent to Google?s way of naming their products while they?re still on the testing phase. Reports claimed that ?Flounder? is definitely for the Nexus 8 tablet as the past creations of Google were all associated to sea creatures like “manta” for the Nexus 10 while ?hammerhead” for the Nexus 5.
The alleged Nexus 8 is said to feature a QHD resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels, Snapdragon 801 quad core processor and at least 2GB of RAM. One thing more, reports said that the new Nexus 8 tablet will be retailed for $349 or $399.
Meanwhile, there are also new reports that Google is also working on a device dubbed Project Tango – a 7-inch tablet with the same 3D image capture technology, which is also speculated to come out at the Google I/O event this coming June. Rumors said that the device has gone into development and will feature two back cameras, infrared depth sensors, and advanced software that has the capacity to capture precise three-dimensional images of objects. However, Google has not confirmed nor commented on the rumors yet.
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