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HTC “Flounder” Nexus Tablet Gets Wi-Fi Certified

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The HTC “Flounder” or “Volantis,” whichever you prefer, is more than likely the new Nexus tablet from Google. Both codenames, which reference the same device (yes, Google gives all Nexus devices two names), have appeared a handful of times in official Android changelogs and also in detailed rumors. Thanks to a Wi-Fi Alliance certificate that went unnoticed on August 15, we have another sighting to add to the list. 

The Wi-Fi certificate clearly shows that a device made by “HTC Corporation,” that is a tablet, runs “aosp” Android L, and carries firmware that references “flounder” is the real deal.

There aren’t many other details in this listing, other than a mention of the model numbers 0P8210000, 0P8220000, and 0P8230000. The first number isn’t new, but again, matches up to previous leaks. You have to wonder now if three separate SKUs means multiple colors and/or multiple storage sizes. Previous Nexus devices have all had multiple colors and/or storage options, so that wouldn’t be a shocker either.

Get ready.

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Via:  Wi-Fi Alliance (PDF)
Cheers Justin!
  • Oh. My. God.

    How can I get ready when there’s no date when this thing’s gonna come out?

    We need a release date!

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  • Liderc

    Hope we hear about a Nexus 6 soon, the iPad is a better tablet than anything out there still (sadly, albeit overpriced), but the Nexus (phone) line is a perfect combination of design, function and price. My N5 needs a new friend and I’d love to see them finally make one with a great camera (or a better battery).

    I think Google needs to realize that when the iPhone 6 comes out, a lot of people that have been sticking with Android for screen size are going to jump ship.

    They need to work with these manufacturers and get us a perfect phone for a great price. No..oh it’s great but the camera can’t focus, or ohh it’s great but the battery dies in 4 hours. Perfect, make a perfect phone Google, use which ever manufacturer you want to use, but don’t let Samsung continue to take all the glory with their terrible plastic and touchwiz and certainly don’t let Apple gobble up all the market that Android has be able to grab because people see an iPhone with a big screen, because we’re very close to seeing that happen when the 6 comes out next month.

    I’ve been a diehard Nexus fan for years now, but I see it coming a mile away, Apple is late to the game, but when they have their complete package with a 4.7-5.5” screen, it’s going to be game over for a lot of Android users.

  • Tyrone_83

    I don’t know this could be hit or miss anybody remember the HTC Flyer and how that tablet bombed pretty badly.

    • Chris

      1. That was the old htc
      2. It wasn’t a nexus
      3 have you seen htc latly?

      • SG

        I havent seen htc latly .. I have seen HTC lately.. have you?

        • Chris

          What?

  • http://www.techreviewshop.com/ JP

    Time to ditch my K1 Nvidia Shield tablet for the Nexus. The tablet is a good idea in theory but in practice the hardware doesn’t come together well. So far they are riddled with defects which didn’t seem to make any of the glowing reviews including the one from this site.

  • joejoe5709

    Mmmm Nexus 8 with front facing speakers.

    But Nexus/Google are horrible for bezels. Harrumph.

  • Mike Ennamorato

    A person I know works for Wifi Alliance… I’ll have to ask him about this!

    • Chris

      Ask away. All the info is right in this article

  • Guest

    again

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  • mcdonsco

    Still the worst name ever: Flounder

    I know I know, fish…but there’s another definition for it.

    • Arthur [ᵐᵒᵈ]

      test.

    • HarleyGuy72

      What, you don’t like Usuzukuri?

    • Guest

      sorry, forgot to post the picture…

    • HarleyGuy72

      forgot pic.

  • BlackMaGiC1o0

    Oh damn what happened to ASUS?? I really look forward to there products, hopefully HTC doesn’t mess this one up. ASUS set the bar last year with the Nexus 7 (2013).

    • XvierX

      For its age, my Nexus 7 2013 is an awesome tablet. I’ve got my eye on the shield tablet but I’m waiting to see if HTC can make a decent tablet. I’m a bit skeptical but only time will tell.

      • Chris

        Well remember kids, htc made the first Android phone and first nexus phone. They already make great hardware.

        Just open your minds a little. You are android users not apple users

    • Bryan Mills

      Their and Asus sucks

    • Chris

      Nothing wrong with HTC they make good products. They made the first Android phone as well as the first nexus.

      There’s more to life and android then Asus kid. Get over it

  • URABUS0924

    What was the second codename for the Nexus 5? I’ve only seen hammerhead, is there even another one?

    • HarleyGuy72

      wiki only has hammerhead listed…

  • Mike Cook

    Flounder haha, coincidence I think not!!!

  • Tony Byatt

    Nice…

  • http://www.twitter.com/nblufire12 Nathan Patel

    size? release date? specs?

    nexus 7 2012 needs a replacement :(

    • JSo

      8 inches, October, Everything you want. :)

  • Bryan Mills

    4GB RAM. 8.9″ QHD screen. 64bit K1. Yes please.

    • Kane Desousa

      Never gonna happen.

      • Bryan Mills

        That’s been the rumor throughout the life of this device so i expect nothing different. Go enjoy your Shield.

        • Kane Desousa

          I am enjoying it. The performance gains from the k1 will be lower with QHD so I’m fine with 1200p anyways. But the reason why it’s not gonna be true is because the nexus price point won’t allow it. Unless they raise the price to like 600$ I don’t see it happening at all

          • Bryan Mills

            It’s gonna be $399. Performance will be better when your shield is 32bit and this is 64bit.

          • Kane Desousa

            Lol you keep dreaming… That’s not happening at all at that price point. I’d bet 399$ that all those specs aren’t coming.

          • Bryan Mills

            Uh huh. People said the same about the Nexus 5. Nexus 10. Still at those price points. I can almost guarantee it now because it’s been the same for months.

          • Kane Desousa

            I believe every spec except the 4gb ram. And the 64bit vs 32bit isn’t going to bring any big performance gains in anything but benchmarks for a while.

          • KID ANDROID

            It will bring a big performance boost since 4gb will actually allow the 64 bit to achieve what it’s meant to. That and the fact that Android L is being optimized for 64 bit.
            All the rumours are true and we will see around a $300-$350 price point I’m sure of it for as affordable has become one of the key points of the Nexus line for the past 2 years now and will continue to and allow Android to capture more Tablet market share. The key is to make a device with comparable or better specs to Apple device it resembles and sell it for what it should be, not ripping off people like Apple does and this shines a light on just that fact

          • anehlo

            I hope you’re right. I’ve been waiting for this tablet for a while and at $399 with all those specs you mentioned, sure would be a sweet deal!

          • Christopher Moore

            Not sure if I can tolerate $400 tablets anymore. $299 max because I know that in a few months we will start seeing deals. I bought my Nexus 2013 for $130 and even if I sale it I won’t be losing much.
            Plus this might be the year I drop Verizon. Need the money for the new Nexus phone.

          • michael arazan

            Plus dual speakers forward facing I hope

          • Chris

            Open your mind a little

      • http://www.twitter.com/nblufire12 Nathan Patel

        why not

      • Bob G

        Sure it will!
        It will also cost you $500

  • grumpyfuzz

    I’m guessing tablet will launch alongside the Nexus 6, so both refreshes from now on are at the same time.

  • Asmodai

    I don’t get why they’d put 2GB of RAM on what should be the flagship 64bit Android device. You’d think they’d make a point to put 4+ since Samsung and others have been shipping tablets with 3GB for a while now. You’d think they’d want to underscore that with 64bit the RAM cap is now effectively gone.

    • Raven

      Because there are no apps that need that much RAM on an unbloated (non-Samsung) Android device.

      • Chris

        It will be future proof

      • Asmodai

        Of course no existing app needs that much, no current Android device has that much so why would a developer make an app that doesn’t run on anything? Even if no single app needs that much anytime soon most people run more than one app on their devices. Having more memory means you can have more apps running simultaneously. If you have no desire to run a bunch of apps at the same time then having more memory could still benefit you because the OS could conceivably use the spare RAM to cache frequently used programs/data so when you do launch them it’s pretty much instant. Having that extra RAM does open the door for developers making new apps that do require that much memory, who knows what those would be but they certainly aren’t coming before there is hardware to support them.

    • Ian

      Where are we seeing that?

      Edit: From the previous leak :)

    • Bryan Mills

      This is supposed to have the 64bit K1, 4GB Ram, and a QHD screen

      • Asmodai

        I hope so but that’s not what the previous like this article posts to or the info I found on a quick Google search is saying.

  • http://www.DavidPat.com David Pat

    Best Buy came out and said that no one is buying Android tablets =0(

    • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

      Well, this is probably somewhat true. Samsung sells quite a few. Google sells a decent amount of Nexus tablets, we think. Other than that, no one is buying them over iPads.

      • Bryan Mills

        I see it all the time. Hard to sell a Nexus when everybody is like “Mommy mommy i want a galaxy!”

        • HarleyGuy72

          Better than “Mommy mommy, I want an iPhad!!!”

    • JayMars84

      Who shops at Best Buy?

      • Chris

        A lot.

  • Shamu

    Isn’t Wi-fi certification a sign a product is close to release, perhaps within the next month or two?

  • Nick

    16, 32, 64gb sizes probably, with WiFi and mobile versions. I’ve never owned an HTC product before so it will be interesting to see if they can pull it off. Just waiting for final specs on the tablet to see if I want that one or the Nvidia Shield Tablet. I love technology but it moves so fast that you can barely keep up

    • http://www.lettersfromdave.com daveloft

      Or like the last Nexus tablet, the Nexus 7, 16GB, 32GB and 32GB LTE.

    • http://si97.com/ Saif

      I’m hoping for 32 & 64 WiFi & 64 LTE.

  • Simon Belmont

    Did anyone notice L was next to LMP? Lemon Meringue Pie, anyone?

    I guess it could be a placeholder again like KLP (Key Lime Pie was), but it’s the most evidence to the name of L that I’ve ever seen so far. It could be it.

    • JSo

      L Manufacture Preview? I don’t know.

      • Simon Belmont

        Ha. Sounds plausible enough; especially given that’s a late July build (and we’re still a couple months from a stable release).

        LMP just jumped out to me as Lemon Meringue Pie, because that name had been batted around for a while. I guess we’ll know in a couple months.

    • Mike Aurin

      Was Key Lime Pie an actual placeholder or did we all just assume and then get a surprise?

      • Jared Denman

        It was an actual placeholder. It was in some of the code actually

        • Simon Belmont

          Indeed. In fact, for the longest time the little ADB icon in the status bar was a key lime pie with Android antenna.

          After that, it was changed to the four white bars representing a KitKat. Interesting stuff.

      • Simon Belmont

        Actual placeholder. They made a deal with Nestle in January of 2014, and it became KitKat then.

        But, up till that point, it was always gonna be KLP. I think the KitKat thing ended up being a spur of the moment promotional thing that just worked out well for both parties (brand recognition, and product tie-in, etc).

    • LewisSD

      I still think its just a placeholder for the real name. Still think it will be licorice, or lollipop.

  • Bryan Mills

    If the specs come true, day zero buy.

  • Justin Foster

    L LMP after firmware version stand for lemon meringue pie? #HopeSo #WishfulThinking

    • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

      It could, but remember KitKat was Key Lime Pie (KLP) up until the last minute.

      • Justin Foster

        True lol! Maybe we’ll get Android Lemonheads this round. x)

        • Morlok8k

          no. people equate lemons with being defective.
          google wont do that.

          • HarleyGuy72

            But not Lemonheads…I’ve never heard anyone say “I bought a lemonhead”. Or what about the Lemon Law? It’s not Lemonhead Law…Just sayin’…

          • Mike Aurin

            Morlok is very much aware that it’s not a “Lemonhead Law” but equating anything with the word lemon in it isn’t good for business period and Google is smarter than that.

          • HarleyGuy72

            People only associate the word lemon as a negative when dealing with cars. Period. Are Google selling cars? Nope.

          • Chris

            They want a butt ugly self driving car with no emergency shut off switch or break

          • HarleyGuy72

            You’re missing the point. There aren’t a lot of desserts that don’t have the word lemon in it.

    • Simon Belmont

      Oh! Haha.

      You beat me to it by a minute. I must have been typing when you posted!

      • Bryan Mills

        Or you’re the same person.

        Dun dun dun

        • Simon Belmont

          Oh wow! Mind = Blow.

          I might be future me talking to past me. Paradox!