Posts tagged with: Nexus 8
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    We're looking forward to a ton of hardware launches about to get underway, not just at IFA itself in early September, but also at other events taking place in the same general timeframe: Motorola's Chicago event, or maybe even that rumored Apple event a few days later. But then there are also new devices we're expecting that aren't yet attached to any particular launch event – stuff like the new Nexus phone and tablet. Heck, knowing Google there might not be any big to-do at all, and it could simply reveal the hardware in a blog post. But however that happens, we're starting to close in ...

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    Early last month, rumors suggested that this HTC-made Nexus tablet we keep hearing about was going to be a hardware powerhouse, boasting specs like an unheard-of 5GB of RAM and 64-bit NVIDIA K1 SoC. Only problem was, that source was quickly identified as a phony. Since then we've talked a little more about HTC's plans for multiple tablets, but today we're swinging back around to the idea of this Nexus model, with new reports of high-end specs and a possible citing at a regulatory agency. While we're not talking anything so crazy as 5GB of RAM anymore, this new account still suggests that ...

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    What's next for Google's tablet aspirations? We're nearly a year removed from the launch of the second-gen Nexus 7, and it's still uncertain where Google intends to go from here. Rumors have long talked about the possibilities of a Nexus 8 or Nexus 9, and while a fair amount of circumstantial evidence has accompanied those theories, it's been notoriously difficult to talk with much certainty about the next Nexus tablet. That's what makes this latest find all the more interesting, as it seems to state with crystal clarity that a Nexus 8 in in the cards – but should we be a bit critical of ...

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    Are you happy with the hardware we saw emerge from Google I/O? Granted, it's a very different event than anything along the lines of an MWC or a CES, but we still often look forward to seeing one or two devices with close Google ties emerge from the conference. And while in the past those have included things like Nexus tablets, this year the rumored spread failed to emerge: no Nexus 8, nor even a Nexus 9 (or was there?). But were those rumors even close to the truth to begin with? Was it actually the Tango tablet sources were referring to? Supposedly not, and even with the Nexus 8 absent ...

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    A recent massive leak suggested that Google and HTC were at work on a beastly followup tablet to last year's Nexus 7, and that set the wheels in motion for what will likely be a near-endless stream of leaks from now until the announcement of the alleged device. We're now learning that in a promotional image for Android L featured by Google, the company may have just shown off an HTC Nexus 9 render. Let's take a look. There are a few things that tell us that this is not the Nexus 7 of yesteryear. First and foremost, it's the front-facing speakers (only one pictured here). This is ...

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    The Nexus program from Google is in an awkward position right now. Rumors of a Nexus 6 and Nexus 8 have come and gone, along with the possibility that the former wouldn't ever get to see the light of day. Android Silver has been another hot topic, only confusing things more, so it's comforting to finally see something concrete come up again. Today, the Nexus 9 has broke cover, HTC's newest Nexus device. First things first, this is likely the tablet we previously referred to as the Nexus 8 -- everything lines up with rumors of that device (it's made by HTC, and runs on an NVIDIA chip). ...

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    The Nexus family of devices is in a state of limbo at the moment. While we've seen some evidence suggesting that Google's been preparing for a couple new Nexus models, these rumors of Android Silver have cast new doubt upon whether or not we'll actually see the commercial release of that hardware. But for what it's worth, we've been talking about a possible Nexus 8 tablet, one that might be made by HTC, and goes by the codename Flounder. Today a new leak attempts to reveal some hardware details and share a few pics of the device, but can this info be trusted? Let's start with those specs: ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about AT&T's launch of the ASUS PadFone X, after a ton of teasers. Then we talk about the Wireless Charging standard, and how it might get a smart fix soon. Motorola then gets a leaked photo of a larger flagship device that could be the Moto X+1. The Google Nexus 8 follows as reports have the tablet still being prepped for Google I/O. We end today's show talking about Apple's iWatch, its possible design and launch times. All this and more after the break. Stories: - AT&T finally announces start of PadFone X sales - New wireless charging chip ...

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    We're now less than a month away from Google I/O 2014, and that means we will start seeing more frequent leaks of what exactly Google has in store for us at the developer conference. One of the things we have been expecting this year is a Nexus 7 refresh, as the current model is approaching its one-year birthday. Leaks of an HTC-manufactured Nexus 8 have already slowly started streaming out of Mountain View, but this latest one possibly adds some critical details to the leaks of weeks past. Allegedly found in Android source code, this information on Flounder (the Nexus 8's supposed ...

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    When it comes to the next generation of Nexus-series Android devices, questions abound. Will the Nexus 6 really be another LG model, drawing from the soon-to-launch G3? And what about a new tablet? Could HTC really be making it this time around, and is this the model we've seen referred to as codename Flounder? And if it's an 8.9-inch model, would it be the Nexus 8 or Nexus 9? It's going to be a while before we have all of those answers, but this week some new evidence arrives that seems to support the idea that these next models will at least be called the Nexus 6 and Nexus 8 – or does ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the new LG isai FL, and what this means for the future of the LG G3, aside from some additional leaks we discovered. Google follows the news as we get the codename for the Google Nexus 8 that might be made by HTC. Speaking of HTC, next we talk about the HTC B2, which is the next Butterfly smartphone. Apple and Samsung follow as we talk about how both companies own all the smartphone profits. We end today's show talking about the iPhone 6, and a leaked dummy with a curved display. All this and more after the break. Stories: - LG launches quad ...

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    Yesterday, we learned of the possibility of the next Nexus's codename to be "Flounder," through a Chrome bug report. We were enlightened that this was likely an upcoming Nexus device, and that it was running a test build of Android. Today, through an Android 4.4.3 changelist, we're learning that this "Flounder" device could perhaps be manufactured by HTC. Also, we have learned of the possible existence of another device from Google, "Molly," perhaps a Nexus 5 successor. Though it is not yet certain by any means, we are thinking that "Flounder" could be a Nexus 7 successor, perhaps the ...

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    Are we getting a another Nexus tablet? At this point, the ultimate fate of the Nexus series in general may be up in the air, but rumors have still been clinging to the idea that this year might bring us a Nexus 8. We've heard a few guesses along the way at what to expect from the hardware, but there's not been much at all in the way of hard evidence to confirm this tablet even exists. We may not be quite there yet, but a new discovery sure does seem to hint at an upcoming Nexus device of some kind. Google loves to use sea life codenames for Nexus devices: the Nexus 4 was mako, the Nexus 5 ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about now the Microsoft and Nokia acquisition will become Microsoft Mobile next week. Google follows the news as its new Hangouts update now brings some cool SMS integration. Motorola is next as we get rumors of a Moto E, Moto G LTE and even a Moto G Ferrari edition coming soon. HTC and Google follow as we get some additional rumors of an HTC Nexus 8 in the works once again. We end today's show talking about Apple and its probable mobile payments system in the works. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Microsoft completes Nokia Devices and ...

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    There have been a lot of rumors concerning a future possible 8-inch Nexus tablet in the past, and, according to recent reports, it might be closer to the 9-inch form factor, at 8.9-inches in diagonal. Said rumors talk about an end-of-April timeframe, but a recent report mentions volume production for the 9-incher for July/August, for the Nexus 7 (2013) follow-up. "The expectation is [that] this will be a lower volume product, carrying a premium price tag to support the specifications", claims the report, which also mentions "high-performance" specifications. Google's Nexus line-up isn't ...

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