According to IHS Technology, who recently spoke with CNET, Google is readying an 8.9″ premium tablet device, with volume production set to take place in July or August. The price tag, as said by the source, will carry quite a bit of weight, as Google plans on packing top tier specs into the tablet. With price set to be over $299, IHS states that the production volume would be rather low in comparison to other tablets.
The device, which we know as the Nexus 8, is reportedly manufactured by HTC. If HTC is indeed making the tablet, then this would mark the company’s second opportunity to create a Nexus device alongside Google.
No details were released as to what type of top tier specs we can expect, but it could be safe to assume we can expect no less than a Full HD display, quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and a bit more on top of that.
CNET also reports that a new Nexus 7 (2014) is in the works, but no contracts are known at this point. With that being said, there is no additional information as to which company is actually manufacturing the next Nexus 7.
Let’s hear your opinion – yay or nay for a Nexus 8 from Google and HTC?