It does seem that the upcoming Nexus 8 will not see Asus as the manufacturer, but rather, there are whispers going around touting that beleaguered firm HTC will be the one behind the Nexus 8. According to DigiTimes, “upstream supply chain” sources have begun to see evidence of HTC working on the Nexus 8. The Nexus 8 is widely believed to be an 8.9-inch tablet which has been bandied about before, and it also appears as though Google had plans for HTC to come up with the original Nexus 7 prior to contacting Asus, but HTC did not have the time to dedicate to such an endeavor.
Who would have thought that HTC’s share price would have plummeted so in the months since then? Perhaps that was not the brightest of choices made by the Taiwanese company. There were a couple of Nexus 7 tablets that rolled out in the summer right after the Google I/O conference, and it seems that the upcoming Nexus 8, too, will follow in such a similar direction.
In fact, the very same supply chain sources that were mentioned earlier claimed that Google is targeting a Q3 release for the Nexus 8. Are you excited at what the Nexus 8 will offer, and will it come with an Intel processor? Only time will reveal all.