Two new Nexus tablet computers might replace the Nexus 7, leaks and rumors suggest. If accurate, the two new Google tablet computers will offer Android L out of the box, and will feature powerful processor and high-resolution touchscreen display.
Google didn’t announce a Nexus device at the Google I/O 2014 event last month, but leaks and rumors are suggesting that the search engine giant will most likely launch not just one, but two Nexus tablet computers — the Nexus 9 and the Nexus 8. Google currently sells two Nexus tablets, the ASUS Nexus 7 and the Samsung Group’s Nexus 10 tablet computers.
As reported by trustedreviews.com, a new leak claims that the Nexus 8 is coming this year as confirmed by a shipping list of prototype units bound for India. Prototype devices are used in making accessories and cases, and also being used for store displays and in-brick-and-mortar store consumer testing.
The listing claims the Nexus 8 costs (Indian Rupee) INR 16,484 or around (United States Dollars) USD$275 after the current currency conversion rate. If true, the Nexus 8 will be slightly more expensive than the Google Nexus 7 from ASUS which is currently sporting the tag price of $229 for the WiFi-only 16GB.
Last month, reports have confirmed the upcoming Nexus 9, and a leak claims to show that HTC Corporation is the manufacturer of the tablet computer.
Based on previous Nexus tablet computer release dates, it is highly possible that the Nexus 8 and the Nexus 9 are both coming to the United States and other Google Play Store-supported markets by end of October, and both tablet computers will ship with the latest “Android L” mobile operating system out of the box. For beginners, the Nexus 4, the Nexus 5, the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 are also set to receive the new Google mobile operating system later this year.